Editor’s Note: CNN’s On the Road series takes you to different countries, exploring the challenges and opportunities they face. In October we visit Myanmar focusing on the country’s development and putting its transformation in a global context.
Hundreds of millions of people chew betel quids, mostly in Asia
Research shows that chewing the parcels raises the risk of oral cancer
Betel quids are parcels of areca nuts and tobacco wrapped in a lime-coated betel leaf
In Myanmar, they're popular with taxi drivers who use them to stay awake on the roads