betel quid with tobacco (BEE-til kwid … tuh-BA-koh)
A type of
smokeless tobacco that is made in India and is widely used
throughout Asia. It is a mixture of tobacco, crushed areca
nut (also called betel nut), spices, and other ingredients.
It is used like chewing tobacco and is placed in the mouth,
usually between the gum and cheek.
Betel quid with tobacco contains
nicotine and many harmful, cancer-causing chemicals. Using
it can lead to nicotine addiction and can cause cancers of
the lip, mouth, tongue, throat, and
esophagus. Also called gutka.