Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products Consumed in India

Tobacco Product Depiction Description
Bidis Bidis Bidi consists of a small amount of tobacco hand wrapped in dried tendu leaf and tied with string.
Cigars Cigars Cigars are made of air cured and fermented tobaccos with a tobacco leaf wrapper and come in many shape and sizes
Hookah/ Water Pipes The Hookah also known as Water Pipes, Shisha or Hubble Bubble is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavoured tobacco in which the tobacco smoke is passed through water before inhalation.
Chuttas Chuttas are coarsely prepared cheroots. They are usually the products of cottage and small-scale industries, or are made at home. In Chutta and Dhumti smoking the ignited end of it is placed inside the mouth.
Dhumti Dhumti is a kind of a conical cigar made by rolling tobacco leaf in the leaf of another plant. Generally dhumti are prepared by the smokers themselves.
Chillum The chillum is a straight, conical pipe made of clay, 10-14 cm long, held vertically.
Pipes Pipe smoking is the practice of tasting the smoke produced by burning tobacco, in a pipe.
Cheroots A cheroot is a roll made from tobacco leaves.
Betel Quid with Tobacco The term “betel quid” for most people is synonymous with “pan”. The term “quid” denotes a substance or a mixture of substances made from areca nut and it may contain a variety of ingredients, including betel leaf and tobacco.
Khaini Khaini is essentially raw tobacco mixed with exclusive fragrances & spices for achieving desired flavors.
Gutkha Guṭkha is a preparation of crushed areca nut, tobacco, catechu, paraffin wax, slaked lime and sweet or savory flavorings.
Paan Masala Pan Masala is a mixture of betel leaf with lime, areca nut, clove, cardamom, mint, tobacco, essence and other ingredients. Normally consumed in combination with tobacco.
Mishri Masheri, also called mishri, is made at home by roasting tobacco flakes on a hot metal plate until it turns brown or black. It is applied to gums and teeth and retained in the mouth for variable time period.
Mawa This is a combination of areca nut pieces, scented tobacco, and slaked lime that is mixed on the spot and chewed as a quid.
Gul Gul is an oral tobacco powder which is rubbed over the gum and teeth.
Bajjar Bajjar (dry snuff) is another tobacco product used mainly by women for cleaning teeth and gums.
Gudakhu Gudakhu’ is a paste-like tobacco preparation used widely in Orissa and neighbouring states of India. During use it is rubbed over the teeth and gum with a finger tip. Besides tobacco, it contains molasses, lime, red soil and water.
Snuff Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverized tobacco leaves. It is “snuffed” into the nasal cavity, delivering a swift hit of nicotine and a lasting flavoured scent.