Fifteen-year-old Eddie Ramirez doesn't smoke, but nicotine still makes him feel "lightheaded sometimes," like he's "going to vomit." That's because he's one of the estimated thousands of kids who work in American tobacco fields.
Like many, I struggled with cigarette addiction. I would fill my spirit with smoke, ash, and tar, forever lying to myself that I was ready to quit.
Interviews with laborers aged between seven and 17 on farms in the South revealed children with symptoms of Green Tobacco Sickness.
Short answer: Probably not.