A latest report from the Human Rights Watch has detailed on how thousands of children in Indonesia, some as young as 8 years old, are at the bottom of the supply chain for many multinational and Indonesian tobacco companies. These children are getting exposed to nicotine and toxic pesticides while tending tobacco that goes into products.
Child tobacco workers can absorb nicotine through their skin, and many suffer nausea, vomiting, headaches, and dizziness – all symptoms of acute nicotine poisoning.
Some tobacco companies have policies against the use of child labor, but none do enough to root out the problem and protect children from the dangers associated with tobacco farming. READ MORE OF THIS STORY