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Recommended Practices: Green Tobacco Sickness

March 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-104

Workers who plant, cultivate and harvest tobacco are at risk of suffering from a form of nicotine poisoning known as “Green Tobacco Sickness”. This illness causes nausea and vomiting that can lead to hospitalization and lost work time. Tobacco workers suffering from Green Tobacco Sickness are at greater risk for heat illness—a potentially deadly condition.