green tobacco sickness


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green to·bac·co sick·ness

an illness of tobacco harvest workers characterized by headache, dizziness, and vomiting.

green tobacco sickness

a nicotine-induced illness of tobacco harvest workers characterized by headache, dizziness, vomiting, and prostration, caused by skin contact with wet tobacco leaves.
A form of nicotine poisoning that affects young tobacco workers in the Southeastern US, caused by dermal exposure to wet tobacco leaves
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Given the overwhelming evidence as to the impact of green tobacco sickness, advocates could come together to challenge such employment practices as unconstitutional.
Wearing rain suits is a behavior within the control of farmworkers that will limit their risk of occupational exposure to nicotine and green tobacco sickness.
California university medical professor Neal Benowitz explained nicotine poisoning, also called Green Tobacco Sickness, was more severe in youngsters due to their underdeveloped tolerance level against smoking as compared to adults.