Tackling Green Tobacco Sickness - Companies Seek to Help Field Workers Avoid Acute Nicotine Poisoning

Author: Lauren Ettier, Wall Street Journal, Published on: 24 March 2009

Workers who toil in tobacco fields have suffered quietly for years from a type of acute nicotine poisoning called green tobacco sickness. Now, the world's biggest tobacco companies -- under pressure from human-rights and farm-labor activists -- are publicly acknowledging the health risks associated with green tobacco sickness and taking steps designed to help prevent it. [refers to Philip Morris International, Reynolds American]

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Related companies: Philip Morris International Reynolds American