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Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms

HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.

Human Rights Watch’s recent report, Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in US Tobacco Farming, documents conditions under which children – ages seven to 17 – work on tobacco farms. Research was done in the four states where 90% of US tobacco is grown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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