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Betel and Oral Cancer

For Science News, Diana Parsell reports on the link between oral cancer and betel chewing. She also notes that betel-chewing, while in decline in Thailand and Cambodia, is on the rise in Taiwan, India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. Here's her report, "Palm-Nut Problem: Asian Chewing Habit Linked to Oral Cancer," from page 43 of volume 167, number 3 (January 15, 2005).

This and more betel nut links can be found at Boing Boing, which has taken an interest in the drug.

Posted by Jon on January 17, 2005 at 03:23 PM in Betel, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tobacco, United Kingdom | Permalink

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