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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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"The municipality will continue to clamp down against paan and supari, and to educate the community about the harmful substances that threaten the health of society," said Al Yamahi.
Similarly, percentages of paan chewing and alcohol consumption in both groups did not show statistical significance (Table 1).
5 confirm this expectation and the efficiency of PAAN and PANA was better than that of PABA while it was still lower than that for PABTBA.
An increased risk was also seen among those chewing paan without tobacco significant for females with OR = 5.4 and borderline significance for males with OR = 3.3.
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Chewing of Paan (Urdu for betel leaf) has been an important part of our social lives for many centuries.