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Too Young to Smoke But Old Enough to Harvest Tobacco? ACTION


Business  (tags: tobacco farming, child labor, US, England, China, Japan, business )

Nancy
- 1832 days ago - secure.hrw.org
It's dangerous for children to work 12 hours a day in the sun and high heat while absorbing nicotine and pesticides. Yet in several US states, children are spending their summer vacations and weekends working in these conditions.



   

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Kit B (276)
Friday May 16, 2014, 7:05 am

Signed, thanks Nancy. Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch and our partner NC FIELD, a grassroots farmworker organization in North Carolina, as we demand an end to child labor on US tobacco farms. Working with tobacco can be dangerous for adults, but the children who work on these farms face even higher risks of nicotine poisoning, serious injury, and other threats to their health.
 

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Friday May 16, 2014, 7:13 am
noted
 

Frances Darcy (92)
Friday May 16, 2014, 8:09 am
signed
 

Brad H (21)
Friday May 16, 2014, 8:15 am
thanks
 

Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday May 16, 2014, 8:17 am
Signed and shared. Thanks, Nancy.
 

kate K (481)
Friday May 16, 2014, 8:52 am
N&S
 

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Friday May 16, 2014, 11:51 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, g+
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday May 17, 2014, 6:13 am
This is appalling, and should be illegal--but the "Justice System" seems to be less "just" every day!
Thanks Nancy--shared.
 

Robert O (12)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 8:33 am
Signed. Thanks Nancy.
 

Genoveva M M (328)
Monday May 19, 2014, 3:46 am
Thanks dear Nancy.
Noted and signed.
 

Barry AWAY T (937)
Monday May 19, 2014, 8:32 am
noted & signed, thanks much!
 

. (0)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 8:53 am
signed-thanks
 

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 3:43 pm
Signed. Thank you, Nancy.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday May 30, 2014, 5:44 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Nancy.
 
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