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also bee·di  (bē′dē)
n. pl. bi·dis also bee·dies
A thin, often flavored Indian cigarette made of tobacco wrapped in a tendu leaf.

[Hindi bīṛī, from Sanskrit vīṭakam, vīṭikam, areca nut and spices rolled up in a betel leaf.]
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The bill grew out of a protest march organized by the Tri-County Regional Team for Tobacco Education and Prevention last month, and attended by two dozen teen-agers, speaking out about the hazards of Bidis.
Products: white cigarettes, bidis, pan masala, gutka and cigars
The absolute number of male smokers in the country has increased to 105 million from 83 million in the last decade and cigarettes are displacing bidis in popularity.
Jash International's Sutra Bidis Red, Sutra Bidis Menthol, Sutra Bidis Red Cone, and Sutra Bidis Menthol Cone were found, By FDA, as not substantially equivalent to tobacco products that were previously sold as of Feb.
The FDA today ordered the withdrawal of four tobacco products (Sutra Bidis Red, Sutra Bidis Menthol, Sutra Bidis Red Cone and Sutra Bidis Menthol Cone) that it found were not substantially equivalent to existing products.
In addition, bidis are cheaper than conventional cigarettes and mimic the appearance of a marijuana cigarette, which are both believed to help increase its popularity.
But in India, cigarettes represent only 15% of India's total tobacco consumption; the remaining 85% is fragmented among popular tobacco products such as bidis (37%), hookah tobacco (water pipes), and chewing products such as khaini, zarda, gutkha, (NOTE--SPELLINGS ARE CORRECT) etc (48%)--the figures come from GPIL.
Bidis are small, hand-rolled cigarettes popular in India and Southeast Asia.
The health effects section addresses a variety of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, bidis, clove cigarettes, and hookah pipes.
HELSINKI -- Projections of worldwide future tobacco-related deaths may be underestimated says a newly released report from the World Health Organization on use of tobacco and other non-tobacco products, such as bidis and water pipes, among 13 to 15 year old girls and boys.
The child usually has a daily quota to fulfill, and must turn the rolled bidis in to the employer at the end of each day.
Bidis are generally unfiltered and can have 28 percent higher nicotine concentration levels than cigarettes.