beedi


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beedi

Drug slang
A regional term for commercially produced cigarettes from India which may be “enhanced” with marijuana, cocaine, etc.

Occupational medicine
Beedis are manufactured as a cottage industry which exposes workers to high levels of cotinine.

Public health
A type of inexpensive cigarette, commonly—up to 50% of Indian tobacco consumption—smoked in India and South Asia, which consists of flake tobacco rolled in a tendu leaf.
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Among them 58% patients are beedi smokers, cigarette only 18% and cigarette+beedi 18%.
The main objective of this research paper is to bring out some facts about home-based beedi industry of Madhya Pradesh and its contribution to the economic development of Madhya Pradesh.
Results of our study suggests that there is an increase in total leucocyte count and its subtypes like eosinophils and lymphocytes in chronic beedi smokers and these findings can be utilized to motivate them to stop smoking.
The Beedi & Cigar Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1996
Due to this, he said, the beedi market is now taken over by chewing tobacco that, according to him may be equally harmful for public health.
The Chief Minister expressed his concerns in the letter, mentioning that thousands of workers earn their livelihood by working in beedi industry and as such imposing excess taxes on the industry will adversely affect the interest of beedi workers.
The subjects included in this study were 30 beedi smokers (Group 1), 30 cigarette smokers (Group 2), 30 Smokers who smoked both beedi as well as cigarette (Group 3).
His position in the parliamentary panel dealing with prohibition of tobacco has been questioned as he runs a successful beedi business.
Sunidhi's popular songs include Sheila Ki Jawani from Tees Maar Khan, Desi Girl from Dostana, Dhoom Machale from Dhoom, Kaisi Paheli from Parineeta, Beedi Jalaayile from Omkara, Dance Pe Chance from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Udi (Guzaarish), Tee Amo (Dam Maro Dam), among others.
Their contention is that since cigarette and beedi (traditional form of tobacco) sales have not been banned by the state government, it is illogical to clamp down on public smoking.
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