- Khat is a stimulant drug derived from a shrub (Catha edulis) that is native to East Africa and southern Arabia
- Chewing khat leaves is reported to induce a state of euphoria and elation as well as feelings of increased alertness and arousal
- Leaves of the khat shrub are typically chewed and held in the cheek, like chewing tobacco, to release their stimulant chemicals
- It is estimated that as many as 10 million people worldwide chew khat
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