Help us put an end to America’s most outrageous child labor abuse: children harvesting U.S. tobacco fields.
Did you know children as young as 7 years old are put to work farming American tobacco fields?
They are far too young to legally purchase cigarettes, but these young children are being permitted to work in American tobacco fields, where they are exposed to acute nicotine poisoning.
The National Consumers League, the Child Labor Coalition, and our allies are working hard to spread the news of this American disgrace and build momentum among advocates, the media, and policymakers to ban child labor from U.S. tobacco fields.
This #GivingTuesday, help support NCL’s 115-year legacy protecting America’s consumers and workers. Just a $10 donation will help the League continue its efforts to raise awareness about the shameful practice of child labor in U.S. tobacco fields and work towards its end.
For years, Americans have been told the dangers of nicotine exposure, and smoking rates have declined to some of their lowest points ever. Yet we are allowing our youngest workers — through loopholes in laws that allow child labor in agriculture to continue — to be exposed to harmful levels of nicotine. On a hot, humid day in a tobacco field, a young worker could be exposed to the equivalent of 36 cigarettes in a single shift, according to some estimates!
We must protect our youngest workers, those who cannot protect themselves!
Your $10, $25, or $50 donation can help us reach our goal of eradicating child labor in U.S. tobacco. Please give generously today.
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