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Related to paan: areca nut, Betel leaf

paan

(pahn),
A preparation of areca nut and perhaps various drugs and flavorings wrapped in a betel leaf, chewed for its intoxicant properties.
[Hindi]

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

paan

(pon) [Hindi pān]
The chewing of betel leaf, common in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, which is a stimulant and is associated with the development of oral cancers.
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Chopped betel nut is used in paan and gutkha, or sold in a small packet.
PAan has been published in The Wall Street Journal and quoted in Reuters, Gulf News and Business 24/7 and has appeared on CNBC Arabiya.
My father, who used to run the paan shop, died a few years ago.
Hundreds of men, mostly south Asian expat workers, can be seen chewing and spitting paan on the streets while browsing through explicit DVDs.
Nawazuddin Sidiqqui, that brilliant actor from Kabir Khan's New York and last week's Paan Singh Tomar, brings a steely-sharp ruthlessness to his investigative officer's role.
Dr Mohamed Suleman is a dentist in the inner-city district of Hillfields, where chewing khat or paan is more common, and is regularly confronted with the consequences.
Though the Lahore Paan Mandi (betel market), situated in a narrow street of Naulakha tyre market, near the Lahore Railway Station and almost unknown to many people, consists of a few shops, paan business of millions of rupees is done here.
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As Khaleej Times (KT) team entered the market, the first thing that came to sight was some Pathans selling niswar (green tobacco mixed with lime that is banned in the UAE), followed by Bangladeshis selling paan stimulants (betel leaves with nuts, tobacco and other ingredients) and on the other side of the road young men carrying bags with beer for sale -- all illegal -- could be seen.
The Paan Singh Tomar star also seemed impressed by the methodical approach towards work in Hollywood.
He said that Paan gutka, betel nuts and cigarettes were contributing factors to voice box complications and oral cancer while cigarettes had 70 to 80 percent contribution to all oral diseases.
A significant number of people also use smokeless tobacco in the form of paan, gutka and naswar, etc.