SierraRise wants to

Stop Big Tobacco from using child labor in the U.S.!

12-year old children can legally work in U.S. tobacco fields. They get nausea, headaches, & dizziness - take action now!

About the campaign

Campaign Leader

  • SierraRise
    7,882 supporters · Message

    A community working to create a world with justice, sustainability, and genuine democracy for…Read More

6,629 Campaign Supporters

11 Campaigners

Why this matters

SierraRise
SierraRise Campaign leader

Here's the Human Rights Watch report that exposed Big Tobacco's child abuse. These conditions are absolutely unacceptable! Share this…Read More

Tobacco’s Hidden Children : Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming

The 138-page report documents conditions for children working on tobacco farms in four states where 90 percent of US tobacco is grown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Children reported vomiting, nausea, headaches, and dizziness while working on tobacco farms, all symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning. Many also said…Read More
SierraRise
SierraRise Campaign leader

You might have heard about these tragic working conditions on NPR. Help save America's children from Big Tobacco -- read this article, then…Read More

Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

NPR.org
hide captionEddie Ramirez, 15, outside his mobile home in Snow Hill, N.C. He's been working in tobacco fields during the summer for several years. Will Michaels for NPR Eddie Ramirez, 15, outside his mobile home in Snow Hill, N.C. He's been working in tobacco fields during the summer for several years. …Read More