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A chocolate, strawberry, or other flavoured hand-rolled cigarette from India which has been popular among West Coast high school students
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bidi

(bē′dē) [Hindi bīdī, a compound in betel leaf]
A hand-rolled, often flavored cigarette imported from India or Southeast Asia. It is popular with young smokers but has a higher nicotine and tar content than most commercially available cigarettes in the U.S. Like other brands of tobacco in the U.S., it causes cancers, an increased risk of fetal death during pregnancy, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, and genetic mutations.
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Historically taxes on beedi, or smaller length of cigarettes or smaller volumes of pan masala etc has been lower which is bad for public health.
They must realize that it is the right of every child to get quality education at school and not squander their lives in some mine, basement or in their own house rolling beedis, so children like Vineeta can reclaim their childhood!
So, we want that the government should assist us, because I am forced to roll beedis. It is a compulsion, just to earn money and feed myself.
They provide them with poor quality tendu leaves and then discard beedis blaming the workers for the inferior quality.
In the present study, 43 (86%) male patients were smokers who used to smoke at least 10-12 beedies per day.
And, the Beedis produced by the villagers is sent to places like Gorakhpur, Devariya, Basti, Varanasi, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
More than half of them were using tobacco more than ten years, one third of the study subjects had Initiated tobacco consumption before the age of 18 years only and around two third of the study subjects purchase cigarettes and beedis in the form of packets.
According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) India, there are an estimated 275 million tobacco users in India, of whom 25.9% are smokeless tobacco users, while 5.7% smoke cigarettes and 9.2% smoke beedis.39 likewise after imposing a strict ban, it's true that the tobacco cultivators and tradesman are bound to incur losses along with daily income based small scale industry labourers but it is indeed a need of the hour to curb the sale, supply and use of any form of these carcinogens since a casual intake opens the door for unbelievable un-restorable, irreversible changes by opening alternative options and avenues to those dependent.
41 (40.59%) patients were smoking beedis. 60 (59.41%) patients were smoking cigarettes.
The leaves, which are used for manufacturing beedis, are being stored in two schools in Madiyado and Rajpura villages in the Damoh district of the state.
Illegal tobacco products are cigarettes, hand-rolling tobacco or products like beedis, bidis and sheesha, or shisha that have been smuggled or are counterfeit.
The shop has not been identified but according to the Keep It Out campaign, illegal tobacco products are cigarettes, handrolling tobacco or products like beedis, bidis and sheesha, or shisha that have been smuggled, bootlegged or are counterfeit.