Skip to comments.Group urges tobacco companies to protect U.S. child workers
Posted on 05/29/2014 11:23:17 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
"I didnt feel well, but I still kept working. I started throwing up," said one 16-year-old worker, who worked pulling tops off of tobacco plants to help increase yields, according to Human Rights Watch, which interviewed 141 youths aged 7 to 17 working on tobacco farms in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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No telling, but I bet he’ll be really, really mad after he does.
The county forced my church to ban smoking at the weekly bingo game because someone under the age of 18 might wander into the hall and be subjected to second-hand smoke.
But 16 year olds can work in the tobacco industry?
Sounds a lot like detassling corn, another staple of midwest yout employment in the old days.
I guess they’ll have to dump the hs kids and find some illegals.