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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I got a ticket when I used to make 'beedi' and was studying in the university."
Among them 58% patients are beedi smokers, cigarette only 18% and cigarette+beedi 18%.
Dattatreya raised concern over impending loss of livelihood opportunities to beedi workers, which mostly comprises home-based and piece-rate workers who earn their living solely from beedi rolling or packaging.
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.
--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 beedi leaves which was 1456.1 kg in weight, was packed in 33 parcels.
Tenders are invited for Construction of single class room building for govt.higher primery school in beedi colony at mandya south at mandya city.
The girl's father is a driver by profession and her mother is involved in beedi making.
* 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).
BJP MP and beedi baron Shyama Charan Gupta, who is facing charges of conflict of interest for being part of a parliamentary committee on tobacco, skipped the panel's meeting held on Monday.
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.