Chopped betel nut is used in paan
and gutkha, or sold in a small packet.
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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.
Besides FTBHJ, users can watch other recent Bollywood releases such as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rang De Basanti, No One Killed Jessica, Paan
Singh Tomar and many others.
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.
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.