Written by Ed E. Druckman
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Topics: Health, Kids, tobacco

Saturday, 26 September 2009

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According to a recent report from Plan International, thousands of children worldwide are working on tobacco farms and because of it are suffering from toxic levels of nicotine exposure.

Handling tobacco leaves without gloves, the children can absorb the same amount of nicotine in one day of harvesting that they would from smoking 50 cigarettes, the report claims.

Reacting to the report, Franklin Candlre, head of a tobacco lobby said, "This practice disgusts all United States cigarette manufacturers, who would never exploit third world child labor to increase profits. It's much more profitable to market smoking to the growing tween consumer."

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