Tobacco children in Indonesia – level 2

Tobacco children in Indonesia – level 2

07-06-2016 07:00

Indonesia is the 5th biggest producer of tobacco. Hiring children under 15 years of age in Indonesia is illegal but around 1.5 million children work in Indonesia’s agriculture. Thousands of them work on rubber, palm oil, and tobacco plantations.

Many of them suffer from “green tobacco sickness” – they get headaches, get dizzy and sick. They skip school to help their families make money, but they make only one dollar a day.

Human rights groups are trying to change things. They ask the biggest companies in Indonesia to educate the families about the dangers.

Difficult words: agriculture (farming), plantation (a large farm that grows a plant that makes a lot of money like coffee or tobacco), dizzy (weak, not feeling well).

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