Green tobacco poisoning is a type of nicotine poisoning that occurs while handling tobacco plants. Nicotine is a chemical that is able to pass through the skin and enter the bloodstream causing GTS, a form of nicotine poisoning.
The common symptoms of GTS are nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, stomach cramps, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating, headache which are treated accordingly. Water, Rest, and Shade can help up to some extent.
Gloves, long sleeve shirts, long pants and water-resistant clothing are recommended to prevent exposure to nicotine from tobacco leaves. Washing with soap and water immediately after working is recommended to reduce exposure to nicotine.
GTS can be altogether avoided with the proper pre-caution, but first one must know that the crop they are working with can cause them harm. This knowledge is the best means of prevention.