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paan

(pahn),
A preparation of areca nut and perhaps various drugs and flavorings wrapped in a betel leaf, chewed for its intoxicant properties.
[Hindi]

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

paan

(pon) [Hindi pān]
The chewing of betel leaf, common in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, which is a stimulant and is associated with the development of oral cancers.
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Masoom Orakzai posted: "If someone is spitting paan gotka or naswar, then (Dh) 1000 fine is ok.
Dr Ehsan Latif, Director of Tobacco Control at The Union fears that, "Although chewing tobacco is not produced in Pakistan or Bangladesh, gutkha and paan masala are smuggled from India into the country across the very porous border through various channels and are easily available in every paan shop there.
The main carcinogens in paan masala (blend of fresh betel nuts, catechu, cardamom and lime with or without tobacco) and gutkha are derived from the ingredients areca nut, lime, catechu and tobacco.
The Lahore Paan Mandi, the second largest betel leaf market of Pakistan after Karachi, supplies paans throughout the Punjab.
Jean-Marie PAan joined the firm in 1983 and has been serving clients in the Middle East including local companies, multinational corporations, family-owned conglomerates and private equity funds for more than 15 years.
El analisis economico de las posibles estrategias de tamizaje de la infeccion por clamidia en este universo de jovenes demostro que el tamizaje cervicouterino universal de mujeres mediante una PAAN y el tamizaje universal de hombres mediante una PAAN en orina resultaron los mas eficaces y tuvieron una mejor relacion costo-efectividad, tanto de manera individual como combinados.
Even so, the results of this study, combined with evidence gathered from our review of the literature, lead us to conclude that in the absence of certain preoperative risk factors (tonsillar asymmetry, a neck mass, a visible tonsillar lesion, a history of cancer, constitutional symptoms, or a history of tobacco, paan leaf, or betel nut use), routine histologic examination of tonsillectomy specimens is not necessary and serves only to increase costs and divert man-hours.
KARACHI -- The Sindh government has banned paan, gutka, cigarettes and other 'narcotic' substances in educational institutions of the province, says a notification.
Mansukhbhai Kothari was among the first ones to sell paan masala in pouches and his brand -Pan Paraag- became a raging success, recalls Saffar.
LAHORE -- The traders and sellers of betel nuts and paan on Friday staged a protest outside the Lahore Press Club against the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) and threatened to spread their protest countrywide if their demands were not met.
With projects like Paan Singh Tomar, Maqbool and 7 Khoon Maaf, Khan has carved a name for himself in Hindi cinema.
The guests can enjoy tropical flavours of kulfis from Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfiwale and Roshan Di Kulfi, refreshing chuskis by Prince Paan Chuskiwaala and traditional sweets from Lakshmi sweets, popularly known as the original masterchefs of Indian desserts.