WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – U.S. children working in
domestic tobacco fields regularly suffer from breathing
problems, nausea and other ailments, an international rights
group said in a report on Wednesday, urging the industry to
develop tougher protections for its youngest workers.
Human Right Watch, which documented working conditions for
children in four U.S. states, said it found many children on
tobacco farms were in direct contact with the plant’s leaves,
leading to serious ailments consistent with nicotine poisoning.