Brazil's Tobacco Industry

In the United States there has been one issue that has been brought into light in recent years. It is that of child labor in tobacco farms. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and many other news sites and organizations have covered the topic extensively. They have reported children as young as 9 years old being found working in fields in the US before. The US has implemented some laws since then like restricting the age to 16 to work on tobacco farms but it is not strongly enforced. The United States is the world's 4th highest producer of Tobacco but now lets take a quick look at the number two producer in the world, Brazil. They, all the way back in 2008 put a law in place that restricts anyone under the age of 18 to work on the farms. This is what the US should do and to think Brazil did so long ago and maintained its high production. This goes to show that restricting the child labor has nothing to do with the success of the tobacco production so there should be no reason to keep children there. In Brazil it is well enforced as it should be. It looks like the US needs to take a page out of Brazil's book. What do you think? Are you impressed? Should the US do more in your opinion?

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