24 Feb F.D.A. Orders 4 Bidi Cigarette Brands Removed From Shelves There exists a small segment of us pop enjoying bidi The cheap and small cigarette in a generic sense only. Now the surgeon gen of the us ordered removal from stores due to health reasons. Is there anyone over bharath listening . The excuse is the tendu leaf collection is a livelihood issue and bidi is not a health issue. The Dinesen bidi of Kerala was one time a success story of how coop bidi making is not only a job opportunity but but a political brand. Well since then there are two cancer centers and several specialty hospitals to help the suffered. For us sci tech is second only to sentiments, myth and faith. This is ripe for the exploiters to continue their trade and live well on the hapless. This skew was never an issue among the rights, liberty or rational minds that manifested in many forms in the society. We might say that we in Kerala are better than the rest of india. But the basic question is on what and how.
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