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BETEL-QUID CHEWING.A petty trader prepares ‘kun’ (betel quid) at his roadside stall in Namshan, a remote township in the mountainous region of the northern Shan State in Myanmar. The habit of chewing betel is ingrained among the people of Myanmar, however diverse their ethnic background may be. Small pavement stalls like this are seen everywhere in Myanmar, where about 40% of men and 20% of women chew betel. According to Professor Dr Ko Ko Maung from the Institute of Dental Medicine in Yangon, about 30% of betel chewers suffer from some form of mouth cancer.