Green Tobacco Sickness
By: Wendy Ray
Kentucky tobacco farmers could be in for more than they've bargained for this season and it doesn't have to do with their lack of a good crop. Farmers could get sick when they harvest.
It's called green tobacco sickness.
It's caused by the nicotine on tobacco leaves dissolving into a person's skin, especially if the leaves are wet
. Since we've had a wet summer, the risk of farmers getting green tobacco sickness is greater this year.