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Still smoking? Your ciggies may have poisoned Indonesian kids

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Indonesia has as many as tens of thousands of children being exposed to harmful conditions while farming tobacco.

Jakarta

WHEN he was nine years old, Samsul Hadi began working the tobacco fields in his village in central Indonesia. It wasn't long before his back ached, his hands turned black from the sticky residue of tobacco leaf, and he began vomiting blood - a consequence of nicotine poisoning

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