5 harmful effects of smoking bidi, you need to know


FACTS | OCT 29, 2019:

Bidis are minimally regulated, inexpensive, hand-rolled tobacco products which are easily available, especially in rural areas where cigarettes are either in-affordable or are not available. But it is a common misconception that because cigarettes are less expensive, they are also less harmful. That is a dangerous misconception.

Here are 5 harmful effects of smoking bidi:

#Bidi cigarettes contain three to five times the amount of nicotine as traditional cigarettes. Bidi cigarettes contain more tar and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes.

#Bidis don't have chemicals added to help with combustion, smokers must draw on a bidi cigarette more often and with more force to keep it from going out. This results in higher levels of toxins breathed in than with traditional cigarettes.

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#People who smoke bidis increase their and ruin their lungs making it vulnerable and at high risk of oral cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and esophageal cancer.However, bidi is more harmful than cigarette.

#The risk of heart disease and heart attack is three times higher for bidi smokers than nonsmokers.

#Bidi smoking is associated with emphysema and increases the risk of chronic bronchitis. On regular cigarettes, the average smoker takes 9 puffs. On bidi cigarettes, smokers puff approximately 28 times.