Khaini

There has been some debate about the nature of the tobacco product Khaini. We have updated our advice.

BRAND NAMES:

Nimantran, Wiz Three Stars, Kuber - scented Khaini, Chaiani Khaini, Raja Chap Khaini, Buddha Lalki Khaini Tobacco Pan Masala

COMMON NAMES:

Khaini

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

Bihar (India), Western and central states of India, Maharashtra (India). Some parts of UK

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, slaked lime paste, sometimes areca nut is added.

HOW USED:

Held in the mouth, in a similar manner to moist snuff. The product is kept in the mouth for 10 to 15 minutes and sucked from time to time.

WHO USES:

Most common among men but used by women as well.

Khaini

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Powdered tobacco and slaked lime paste are combined by the user in his/her palm and formed into a ball. Areca nut is sometimes added. Usually prepared by a user from basic ingredients at the time of use. 

Page updated: 02 Apr 2021