Papua and New Guinea - Mt Wilhelm and Mt Giluwe / Moresby Airport - 8th - 15th October 2006
DESCRIPTION: This is an unusual sign. Beneath the usual no smoking sign is a warning not to chew betel nut.
Betel nuts can be chewed for their effects as a mildly euphoric stimulant, attributed to the presence of relatively high levels of psychoactive alkaloids . Chewing it increases the capacity to work, also causes a hot sensation in the body, heightened alertness and sweating.