bidi


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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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Cigarettes will resurge in the coming decades as smokers are expected to graduate from bidis to cigarettes, and more new smokers are likely to take to smoking cigarettes than bidi," it said.
When considering bidi smoking as a risk factor for lung cancer, it has been suggested that people who smoke this product take deeper puffs, which increases the amount of smoke available to become absorbed by respiratory cells.
Bidi making in the region is like a tradition passed down from generation to generation.
The Federal Trade Commission requires that bidi importers submit a plan detailing how they are going to comply with the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act by labeling their packs and cartons with one of the four standard Surgeon General's warnings before the cigarettes can be imported into the United States.
The rally had been held to ask a local firm, Kretek International of Moorpark, which Maez said was the nation's largest importer of Bidis, to stop bringing in the product.
The All India Bidi, Cigar and Tobacco Workers' Federation says women comprise 90- 95 per cent of employees in bidi manufacturing.
The report said bidi and cigarette smokers die six to 10 years earlier than their nonsmoking counterparts.
At present, nearly five million people are engaged in the bidi industry.
We have a strong heritage since we are the only company in China designated by the Chinese government as the recognized platform company for commercialization of high tech opto-electronic products, including photo diodes, laser diodes, bidi and triplexer transceivers.
Infineon will retain ownership of its other businesses consisting of BIDI components for FTTH applications, parallel optical components (PAROLI) and plastic optical fiber (POF) components that are used in automotive applications.
The Infineon Fiber Optics Business Unit develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of fiber optic datacom and telecom modules supporting the common MSA standards, BIDI components that allow bi-directional transmission on a single fiber for fiber-to-the-home applications (FTTH), and plastic optical fiber (POF) components that are used in automotive applications, specifically, for entertainment and safety systems.
We've worked closely with key customers to develop an ergonomic latching system for very high port density systems with our SFP BiDi product line.