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SRI LANKA-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTSASBG1 
August 26, 2022 
A combination picture shows Priyani Dhammika, 53, posing with her son while making betel stacks with... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
The Wider Image: Last handful of fish: Crisis pushes more Sri Lankans into poverty 
A combination picture shows Priyani Dhammika, 53, posing with her son while making betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves popularly used by Sri Lankans to chew on, and Dhammika's hands as she works, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2022. "Business is very difficult now," she said. "Earlier, a sheath of betel was around Rs 50 but that has skyrocketed to around Rs 200, sometimes even to around Rs 350 or 400. The price of an areca nut which was around Rs 5 has tripled to around Rs 15." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KIM COLOMBO ECONOMY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
SRI LANKA-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTSASBGT 
August 02, 2022 
Priyani Dhammika, 53, poses with her son while making betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
The Wider Image: Last handful of fish: Crisis pushes more Sri Lankans into poverty 
Priyani Dhammika, 53, poses with her son while making betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves popularly used by Sri Lankans to chew on, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2022. "Business is very difficult now," she said. "Earlier, a sheath of betel was around Rs 50 but that has skyrocketed to around Rs 200, sometimes even to around Rs 350 or 400. The price of an areca nut which was around Rs 5 has tripled to around Rs 15." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KIM COLOMBO ECONOMY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
SRI LANKA-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTSASBGS 
August 02, 2022 
Priyani Dhammika, 53, makes betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves popularly used by Sri Lankans... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
The Wider Image: Last handful of fish: Crisis pushes more Sri Lankans into poverty 
Priyani Dhammika, 53, makes betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves popularly used by Sri Lankans to chew on, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2022. "Business is very difficult now," she said. "Earlier, a sheath of betel was around Rs 50 but that has skyrocketed to around Rs 200, sometimes even to around Rs 350 or 400. The price of an areca nut which was around Rs 5 has tripled to around Rs 15." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KIM COLOMBO ECONOMY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TAIWAN-TEA
RTXIIX0M 
May 06, 2021 
A member of staff prepares a betel nut to help him stay awake during a night shift, in Jiayi, Taiwan,... 
Jiayi, Taiwan 
The Wider Image: Climate-fuelled drought forces Taiwan tea farmer in search of water 
A member of staff prepares a betel nut to help him stay awake during a night shift, in Jiayi, Taiwan, May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "TAIWAN TEA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-CHANGE/INDONESIA-SUMBA
RTS3A7HH 
June 02, 2020 
Dembe Laka, 70, spreads betel nuts over graves, as a traditional act of offering, as she and Maria Babang... 
EAST SUMBA, Indonesia 
The Wider Image: As crops fail, Indonesia's Sumba seeks lifeline in weaving, fishing 
Dembe Laka, 70, spreads betel nuts over graves, as a traditional act of offering, as she and Maria Babang Noti, 51, visit Wunga village in Haharu, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan SEARCH "EAST SUMBA FARMERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
INDONESIA-CULTURE/PASOLA
RTS32P8Z 
February 20, 2020 
A rato (Sumbanese priest) uses betel-nut as he prepares a ritual during Pasola 'war' festival, an annual... 
WEST SUMBA, Indonesia 
Pasola War Festival in West Sumba 
A rato (Sumbanese priest) uses betel-nut as he prepares a ritual during Pasola 'war' festival, an annual ancient ritual to welcome the new harvest season as they ask for God?s blessings for a good harvest which believed could increase their crops for the further years, in Lamboya district, West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan 
INDONESIA-CULTURE/PASOLA
RTS32P8L 
February 20, 2020 
Pouches containging betel-nut hang during Pasola 'war' festival, an annual ancient ritual to welcome... 
WEST SUMBA, Indonesia 
Pasola War Festival in West Sumba 
Pouches containging betel-nut hang during Pasola 'war' festival, an annual ancient ritual to welcome the new harvest season as they ask for God?s blessings for a good harvest which believed could increase their crops for the further years, in Lamboya district, West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan 
PAKISTAN-CONTRABAND/
RTS2URZU 
December 13, 2019 
An officer from Pakistani Customs poses for photographers as he takes a selfie near a burning pile of... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Officer from Pakistani Customs poses for photographers as he takes a selfie near a burning pile of betel... 
An officer from Pakistani Customs poses for photographers as he takes a selfie near a burning pile of betel nuts during a ceremony to destroy confiscated contraband and goods unfit for human consumption on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro 
PAKISTAN-CONTRABAND/
RTS2URZI 
December 13, 2019 
Officers from Pakistan Customs walk in front of a burning pile of betel nuts as they attend a ceremony... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Officers from Pakistan Customs walk in front of a burning pile of betel nuts as they attend a ceremony... 
Officers from Pakistan Customs walk in front of a burning pile of betel nuts as they attend a ceremony to destroy confiscated contraband and goods unfit for human consumption on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro 
PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL
RTS2AYFB 
January 16, 2019 
Betel nut and sticks of mustard are displayed with a Papua New Guinea Kina note at a stall in a market... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Betel nut and sticks of mustard are displayed with a Papua New Guinea Kina note at a stall in a market... 
Betel nut and sticks of mustard are displayed with a Papua New Guinea Kina note at a stall in a market located in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. To match Insight PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL REUTERS/David Gray 
PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL
RTS2AYF6 
January 16, 2019 
Betel nut is displayed at a stall in a market located in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Betel nut is displayed at a stall in a market located in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city... 
Betel nut is displayed at a stall in a market located in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. To match Insight PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL REUTERS/David Gray 
PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL
RTS2AYF5 
January 16, 2019 
A local holds a sliced betel nut as he shows a customer at a market located in the area called Poreporena... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
A local holds a sliced betel nut as he shows a customer at a market located in the area called Poreporena... 
A local holds a sliced betel nut as he shows a customer at a market located in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. To match Insight PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL REUTERS/David Gray 
PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL
RTS2AYES 
January 16, 2019 
A local betel nut seller holds Papua New Guinea money called Kina as he stands behind his stall in the... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
A local betel nut seller holds Papua New Guinea money called kina as he stands behind his stall in the... 
A local betel nut seller holds Papua New Guinea money called Kina as he stands behind his stall in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. To match Insight PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL REUTERS/David Gray 
PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL
RTS2AYEK 
January 16, 2019 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called... 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. To match Insight PAPUA-LNG/EXXON MOBIL. REUTERS/David Gray 
APEC-SUMMIT/PAPUA
RTS26VSS 
November 21, 2018 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called... 
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called... 
Locals stand behind their stall selling betel nut, sticks of mustard and lime powder in the area called Poreporena Villages in the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray 
MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/TRADERS
RTX3JPSI 
November 23, 2017 
Rohingya refugee Obaidul Mannan, 40, sells betel nut at a stall in Palong Khali refugee camp near Cox's... 
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 
The Wider Image: Trading inside the Rohingya camps 
Rohingya refugee Obaidul Mannan, 40, sells betel nut at a stall in Palong Khali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 3, 2017. He bought it with 9 grams (0.3 ounces) of gold that belonged to his wife. His complaints are common to shopkeepers everywhere. "The problem IÕm facing here is that I'm selling next door to traders who are also selling the same items," he said. The price of betel nut inside Palong Khali refugee camp is 25 taka per 50g. The price in Palong Khali Bazar is 17 taka per 50g. REUTERS/Hannah McKay SEARCH "MCKAY TRADERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
INDIA-DAILYLIFE/
RTX2MZ3P 
August 25, 2016 
A vendor prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at a market in Kolkata, India, August 25,... 
Kolkata, India 
A vendor prepares paan at a market in Kolkata 
A vendor prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at a market in Kolkata, India, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri 
MYANMAR-DAILYLIFE/
RTX2MOP8 
August 23, 2016 
A vendor sits on a jetty as he sells betel nuts on Hlaing river in Yangon, Myanmar August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Soe... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A vendor sits on a jetty as he sells betel nuts on Hlaing river in Yangon, Myanmar
A vendor sits on a jetty as he sells betel nuts on Hlaing river in Yangon, Myanmar August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 
INDIA-DAILYLIFE/
RTX22U78 
January 18, 2016 
A vendor prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant at a flower market in Kolkata, India, January... 
Kolkata, India 
A vendor prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant at a flower market in Kolkata 
A vendor prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant at a flower market in Kolkata, India, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri 
ASIA-MIGRANTS/ROHINGYA
RTX1DUON 
May 20, 2015 
Mohammad Solay, 36, who was released from a human trafficking boat, sells betel nuts at a refugee camp... 
Sittwe, Myanmar 
Mohammad Solay, who was released from a human trafficking boat, sells betel nuts at a refugee camp outside... 
Mohammad Solay, 36, who was released from a human trafficking boat, sells betel nuts at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, Myanmar May 20, 2015. Scores of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on overcrowded ships that were to take them to Thailand but did not move far from shore. A crackdown on the people-smuggling network in Thailand, usually the first stop en route to Malaysia, has meant that at least three ships loaded with hundreds of Rohingya and impoverished Bangladeshis were staying off the coast of Myanmar, they said. Those who came back said the crews beat them with metal rods and engine chains when they asked for more food. Many were starving, surviving on three cups of water and two handfuls of rice a day for up to three months. Picture taken May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 
VIETNAM-IPU/
RTR4VDE3 
March 29, 2015 
Betel nuts are offered to delegates at a gala dinner for the 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Betel nuts are offered to delegates at a gala dinner for the 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary... 
Betel nuts are offered to delegates at a gala dinner for the 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU 132), at the Vietnam Ethnic Minority Cultural Village, outside Hanoi March 29, 2015. Some 160 foreign delegations from IPU member parliaments, associate members and international organisations are in Hanoi for the IPU 132 from March 28 to April 1. REUTERS/Kham 
THAILAND-TSUNAMI/
RTR4IYOO 
December 22, 2014 
Manee, the 45-year-old wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts at her home... 
Ban Nam Khem, Thailand 
Manee, the wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts at her home in Ban Nam Khem... 
Manee, the 45-year-old wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts at her home in Ban Nam Khem, December 13, 2014. Manee lost all her three children aged three, four and nine when tsunami hit a small fishing village on Thailand's Andaman Sea coast on December 26, 2004. Following the disaster, she and her husband returned to Myanmar but came back to Ban Nam Khem few years after looking for a job. They have two children now. In Thailand, over 5300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world's most beautiful beaches into mass graves. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) 
THAILAND-TSUNAMI/WIDERIMAGE
RTR4IMSC 
December 19, 2014 
Manee, the 45-year-old wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts after showing... 
Ban Nam Khem, Thailand 
Manee, wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts after showing pictures of her... 
Manee, the 45-year-old wife of an unemployed fisherman from Myanmar, prepares betel nuts after showing pictures of her children killed in the 2004 tsunami at her home in Ban Nam Khem, December 13, 2014. Manee lost all her three children aged three, four and nine when tsunami hit a small fishing village on Thailand's Andaman Sea coast on December 26, 2004. Following the disaster, she and her husband returned to Myanmar but came back to Ban Nam Khem few years after looking for a job. They have two children now. Thailand prepares to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, the deadliest on the record, that killed at least 226,000 people in 13 Asian and African countries. In Thailand, over 5300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world's most beautiful beaches into mass graves. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)


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INDIA/
RTX16N5L 
December 18, 2013 
A roadside vendor selling paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, waits for customers outside a railway... 
New Delhi, India 
A roadside vendor selling paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, waits for customers outside a railway... 
A roadside vendor selling paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, waits for customers outside a railway station in New Delhi December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD) 
MYANMAR/
RTX15UKS 
November 27, 2013 
A woman sells betel leaves at a train station in Yangon November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A woman sells betel leaves at a train station in Yangon 
A woman sells betel leaves at a train station in Yangon November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT) 
MYANMAR/
RTX15INY 
November 18, 2013 
A girl plays a game as she sits by her mother's betel shop in Yangon, November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A girl plays a game as she sits by her mother's betel shop in Yangon 
A girl plays a game as she sits by her mother's betel shop in Yangon, November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZP 
September 06, 2012 
Anti-tobacco messages are seen on posters pasted on a wooden frame inside a hospital in New Delhi August... 
New Delhi, India 
Anti-tobacco messages are seen on posters pasted on a wooden frame inside a hospital in New Delhi 
Anti-tobacco messages are seen on posters pasted on a wooden frame inside a hospital in New Delhi August 20, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 20, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZM 
September 06, 2012 
Rakesh Kumar, 38, a taxi driver who says he has been consuming gutka for the last 10 years, shows his... 
New Delhi, India 
Rakesh Kumar, 38, a taxi driver who says he has been consuming gutka for the last 10 years, shows his... 
Rakesh Kumar, 38, a taxi driver who says he has been consuming gutka for the last 10 years, shows his mouth at his residence in New Delhi August 28, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 28, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZL 
September 06, 2012 
68-year-old Navin Khanna, an oral cancer survivor who said has consumed gutka for almost six years until... 
New Delhi, India 
68-year-old Navin Khanna, an oral cancer survivor who said has consumed gutka for almost six years until... 
68-year-old Navin Khanna, an oral cancer survivor who said has consumed gutka for almost six years until doctors detected cancer in his mouth, sits in front of a mirror at his home in New Delhi August 17, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 17, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZJ 
September 06, 2012 
A boy runs past a wall stained with tobacco spit along a street in New Delhi August 26, 2012. Ten Indian... 
New Delhi, India 
A boy runs past a wall stained with tobacco spit along a street in New Delhi 
A boy runs past a wall stained with tobacco spit along a street in New Delhi August 26, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 26, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZI 
September 06, 2012 
A man eats gutka along a street in Kolkata August 23, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form... 
Kolkata, India 
A man eats gutka along a street in Kolkata 
A man eats gutka along a street in Kolkata August 23, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 23, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZG 
September 06, 2012 
A woman holds packets of gutka on a street in New Delhi August 28, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned... 
New Delhi, India 
A woman holds packets of gutka on a street in New Delhi 
A woman holds packets of gutka on a street in New Delhi August 28, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 28, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZF 
September 06, 2012 
A vendor arranges sachets of gutka at his roadside stall in Kolkata August 23, 2012. Ten Indian states... 
Kolkata, India 
A vendor arranges sachets of gutka at his roadside stall in Kolkata 
A vendor arranges sachets of gutka at his roadside stall in Kolkata August 23, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 23, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZ4 
September 06, 2012 
62-year-old Abdul Kayum sits on a hospital bed after doctors lopped part of his jaw, gums and teeth to... 
New Delhi, India 
62-year-old Abdul Kayum sits on a hospital bed after doctors lopped part of his jaw, gums and teeth to... 
62-year-old Abdul Kayum sits on a hospital bed after doctors lopped part of his jaw, gums and teeth to stop cancer from spreading in his mouth, in New Delhi August 20, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 20, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/ REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA-TOBACCO
RTR37JZ2 
September 06, 2012 
A vendor cuts a sachet of gutka for a customer at her roadside stall in the old quarters of Delhi August... 
Kolkata, India 
A vendor cuts a sachet of gutka for a customer at her roadside stall in the old quarters of Delhi 
A vendor cuts a sachet of gutka for a customer at her roadside stall in the old quarters of Delhi August 28, 2012. Ten Indian states have banned a popular form of chewing tobacco in a major policy shift that may save millions of lives and strike a blow at the global tobacco industry, already reeling from new anti-smoking laws around the world. But an estimated 65 million Indians use "gutka" - a heady form of chewing tobacco made of crushed betel nut, nicotine and laced with thousands of chemicals - and furious manufacturers are fighting to have the bans overturned. Picture taken August 28, 2012. To match INDIA-TOBACCO/. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH SOCIETY) 
PAKISTAN-KINGPIN/
RTR37HSJ 
September 05, 2012 
A Pakistani Coast Guard soldier stands guard near a burning pile of
confiscated heroin, hashish and... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Pakistani Coast Guard soldier stands guard near a burning pile of confiscated substances on the outskirts... 
A Pakistani Coast Guard soldier stands guard near a burning pile of
confiscated heroin, hashish and bags of betel nuts during a campaign to mark
the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on
the outskirts of Karachi in this June 26, 2012 file photo. Photo taken on June 26, 2012. To match Special Report PAKISTAN-KINGPIN/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJX 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni (C) sells paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, to a customer at his jail cell-themed... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni sells paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, to a customer at his jail cell-themed shop... 
Owner Ram Soni (C) sells paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, to a customer at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJW 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni shows a paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni shows a paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated... 
Owner Ram Soni shows a paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJU 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni (L) speaks to a customer as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni speaks to a customer as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail... 
Owner Ram Soni (L) speaks to a customer as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJT 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni smiles as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni smiles as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed... 
Owner Ram Soni smiles as he prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJS 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni (2nd L) prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated... 
Owner Ram Soni (2nd L) prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJQ 
July 11, 2012 
Customers wait to buy paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at a jail cell-themed shop decorated... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Customers wait to buy paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at a jail cell-themed shop decorated... 
Customers wait to buy paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, at a jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. The shop's owner Ram Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
INDIA/
RTR34TJK 
July 11, 2012 
Owner Ram Soni (R) prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, as customers wait at his jail... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Owner Soni prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, as customers wait at his jail cell-themed... 
Owner Ram Soni (R) prepares paan, a betel nut-based chewable stimulant, as customers wait at his jail cell-themed shop decorated with hangman's nooses in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 10, 2012. Soni says he wants to send a message about the dangers of tobacco, a common ingredient in paan. He offers a 2 rupee ($0.02) discount to customers who choose a tobacco-free version. His paan sell for between 5 rupees ($0.09) to 25 rupees ($0.45) per item. Picture taken July 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY FOOD) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR3464K 
June 26, 2012 
A coast guard officer pours kerosene oil on a burning pile of confiscated hashish and bags of betel nuts,... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
A coast guard officer pours kerosene oil on a burning pile of confiscated hashish and bags of betel nuts... 
A coast guard officer pours kerosene oil on a burning pile of confiscated hashish and bags of betel nuts, during a campaign to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on the outskirts of Karachi June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY) 
SRI LANKA/
RTR2LMNJ 
April 26, 2011 
A vendor looks up as he sells betel nut, a mild stimulant that is chewed, on a beach in Colombo April... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A vendor looks up as he sells betel nut, a mild stimulant that is chewed, on a beach in Colombo 
A vendor looks up as he sells betel nut, a mild stimulant that is chewed, on a beach in Colombo April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG9F 
November 10, 2010 
Inks and gels are moved as part of the 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
London, United Kingdom 
Inks and gels are moved as part of the 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
Inks and gels are moved as part of the 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG9B 
November 10, 2010 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London... 
London, United Kingdom 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London... 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG99 
November 10, 2010 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London... 
London, United Kingdom 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London... 
A visitor poses as she views a projection of poppies at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG97 
November 10, 2010 
A visitor poses as she views a display at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10,... 
London, United Kingdom 
A visitor poses as she views a display at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London 
A visitor poses as she views a display at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG95 
November 10, 2010 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
London, United Kingdom 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG90 
November 10, 2010 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
London, United Kingdom 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG8Z 
November 10, 2010 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
London, United Kingdom 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
DRUGS-MIND/EXHIBITION
RTXUG8W 
November 10, 2010 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
London, United Kingdom 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central... 
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his 'Joshua Light Show' at the 'High Society' exhibition in central London November 10, 2010. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, from betel nut in Asia to coca leaf in the Andes to espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to UN estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2FRZN 
June 26, 2010 
Pakistani coast guard military personnel stand near a burning pile of hashish and betel nut which was... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Pakistani coast guard military personnel stand near burning pile of hashish and betel nut in Karachi 
Pakistani coast guard military personnel stand near a burning pile of hashish and betel nut which was set ablaze during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Karachi June 26, 2010. Pakistan has devised a five-year Drug Abuse Control Master Plan to get rid of drugs according to narcotics official Mohammad Zahir, as reported by state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2FRNN 
June 26, 2010 
Pakistani coast guard soldiers set fire to a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts during a campaign... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Pakistani coast guard soldiers set fire to a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts on the International... 
Pakistani coast guard soldiers set fire to a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Karachi June 26, 2010. Pakistan has devised a five-year Drug Abuse Control Master Plan to get rid of drugs according to narcotics official Mohammad Zahir as reported by state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2FRMS 
June 26, 2010 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier displays a packet of hashish for the media near a pile of hashish and... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier displays a packet of hashish for the media near a pile of hashish and... 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier displays a packet of hashish for the media near a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts before burning them during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Karachi June 26, 2010. Pakistan has devised a five-year Drug Abuse Control Master Plan to get rid of drugs according to narcotics official Mohammad Zahir as reported by state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2FRLK 
June 26, 2010 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier holds a stick while burning a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier holds a stick while burning a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts... 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier holds a stick while burning a pile of hashish and bags of betel nuts which was set ablaze during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Karachi June 26, 2010. Pakistan has devised a five-year Drug Abuse Control Master Plan to get rid of drugs according to narcotics official Mohammad Zahir as reported by state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2FRL1 
June 26, 2010 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier stands near a burning pile of hashish and bags of betel nut which was... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier stands near a burning pile of hashish and bags of betel nut on the International... 
A Pakistani coast guard soldier stands near a burning pile of hashish and bags of betel nut which was set ablaze during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Karachi June 26, 2010. Pakistan has devised a five-year Drug Abuse Control Master Plan to get rid of drugs according to narcotics official Mohammad Zahir as reported by state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) 
TAIWAN/
RTR2CIJ8 
April 07, 2010 
Tsai Lin-jang, 65, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a... 
Taoyuan, Taiwan 
Tsai, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a portrait with... 
Tsai Lin-jang, 65, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a portrait with Reuters on World Health Day, in Taoyuan April 7, 2010. Tsai, a former betel nut chewer, says he may have fought off cancer but it was the discrimination and emotional stress that he faced after his surgery that was the most difficult part to manage during recovery. Close to half of oral cancer patients will need to undergo ablative surgery which will result in facial disfigurement that causes speech impairment and oral secretions management difficulties. Betel flowers and other parts of the palm also contain an alkaloid that causes cancer and chewers are 28 times more likely to get oral cancer than non-users, according to health officials. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
TAIWAN/
RTR2CIJ7 
April 07, 2010 
Tsai Lin-jang, 65, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a... 
Taoyuan, Taiwan 
Tsai, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a portrait with... 
Tsai Lin-jang, 65, a two-time oral cancer survivor who lost part of his jaw from surgery, poses for a portrait with Reuters on World Health Day, in Taoyuan April 7, 2010. Tsai, a former betel nut chewer, says he may have fought off cancer but it was the discrimination and emotional stress that he faced after his surgery that was the most difficult part to manage during recovery. Close to half of oral cancer patients will need to undergo ablative surgery which will result in facial disfigurement that causes speech impairment and oral secretions management difficulties. Betel flowers and other parts of the palm also contain an alkaloid that causes cancer and chewers are 28 times more likely to get oral cancer than non-users, according to health officials. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN) 
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