Tobacco Slaves

Number 16225
Subject Tobacco
Source CBS News 60 Minutes
State NY
Year 1999
Publication Date Nov. 23, 1999
Summary CBS News 60 Minutes II reports "about a little-known cigarette called bidis imported from India. Bidis are sometimes sweetened with flavors like cherry, chocolate and bubble gum, and are a growing fad among young people in the United States. Bidis are cheap because poor people roll them in rural India. We discovered that many of the rollers are children who are tobacco slaves, sold illegally into bonded slavery. ..."
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Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT; imported products; U.S. Customs Service; International Justice Mission; tobacco
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