On 10th April, an online post by a Sanya netizen triggered a heated discussion on the internet. The netizen “aoxian88888” said he will offer a RMB 100,000 reward for methods to get rid of his betel nut addiction.

In recent years, betel nuts stalls have spung up in Sanya, and chewing betel nuts has become a common habit for many people in Sanya. Betel nut addicts said they would feel uncomfortable if they didn’t chew it even for one day.

In Sanya, some people who chew betel nuts spit red saliva on the ground and they are oblivious to others’ complaints. This phenomenon is quite common at Sanya Long-distance Bus Terminal where red saliva can be seen on the ground. Many citizens are sick of these uncivilized behaviors which spoil the image of the city.

According to an expert, chewing betel nuts too much can cause periodontitis and other oral diseases. 

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