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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

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.

bidi,

adj an abbreviation for “bidirectional”: moving or occurring in two, usually opposite, directions.
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Both federal and state governments need to develop a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products, particularly beedi, Khatri suggested, stressing that an increase in the amount of taxes would make consumers more wary of buying tobacco-based items.
Beedi rolling is one of the major unorganised sector activities in India, which employs a large number of women and children.
A person can make a maximum of 1000 beedis a day and earn Rs 40".
This quit line is designed to help tobacco users by answering their queries, formulating a personalized quit plan depending on their tobacco consumption pattern (cigarettes, beedis and other forms of chewing tobacco) and supporting them through the entire 12 week journey of quitting tobacco through a combination of phone calls, SMSs, emails and hand deliveries.
Agricultural wage labourers roll beedis during the lulls in crop activities.
The niche tobacco products include chewing tobacco such as Gurkha, zarda and khaini; nasal tobacco snuff; small hand-rolled cigarettes called beedis and shisha/hookah tobacco that is smoked through a water pipe or bong.
The patients were Beedi smokers (A beedi is a rolled up tobacco without filter) and on an average the patients smoked between 10- 30 beedis per day.
Smoking of cigarette particularly beedis and chewing tobacco (smokeless use) is an age-old practice in India.
uk/familynotices BEEDIS Gordon One year today you left me.
39 billion beedis in 2008-09 (refers to financial year, April 1 to March 31).
As per the All India Beedi Industry Federation, about 550 million pieces of beedis are sold every year in India by (about 10 million people mainly as a cottage industry).