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"Tobacco farming: Child labour in nicotine production"

07-Apr-2015

Children exposed to hazardous chemicals are getting sick because they work on the tobacco farms - a sad sad fact.

See a video here about Child Labour and tobacco farming and an the article it originated from here.


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Fay Thomson commented on 24-Sep-2015 11:21 AM 3 out of 5 stars
Here I am commenting on my own blog. Sorry that with this interesting blog that there is so much advertising that we could not eliminate.
Seeing the tobacco plantation up close, one could almost smell the stuff. I learnt that you could get nicotine poisoning from working in these fields - not good especially as this is about children as young as 12, children who work in dangerous conditions too & ones who live in low socio economic homes. Fay
Fay Thomson commented on 24-Sep-2015 11:31 AM 3 out of 5 stars
I'm told there are no tobacco plantations in Australia, but not sure if that is correct.
I remember a long time ago watching an interview of a lovely woman who had been in the Australian Land Army in World War 11. She said her job was pulling little green grubs off the tobacco plants, this somewhere on a tobacco plantation in Western Australia. It was feeling mad & sad about happenings like this that has kept me on track to do damage to the tobacco industry.
Is there anyone who would like to talk about tobacco plantations in Australia or any other country?
Fay Thomson commented on 24-Sep-2015 12:15 PM 3 out of 5 stars
I'd like to know how many tobacco plantations are in Australia. If any , how good would it be if they were converted to museums where people can learn the history of tobacco & the influence it has on health.

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