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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Given the overwhelming evidence as to the impact of green tobacco sickness, advocates could come together to challenge such employment practices as unconstitutional.
The study further pointed towards a lack of research into the long-term effects of Green Tobacco Sickness in kids, but "experts believe that it could seriously impair their development".
GREEN TOBACCO SICKNESS (GTS) is a highly prevalent occupational illness affecting workers who cultivate and harvest tobacco.
A study in the March 2000 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine finds that commercialization and consolidation of tobacco farms may be causing a rise in green tobacco sickness, a form of acute nicotine poisoning that occurs after brushing against wet tobacco leaves.