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[Asia, Korea - North] N. Korea waging nonsmoking campaign as Kim Jong-un not seen smoking in 2 months

North Korea has actively launched a nonsmoking campaign and even set up research stations across the country to get people to stop smoking, according to North Korean media reports. In a report picked up in Seoul, the North's official
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added May 19, 2016 23:24
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[Korea - North] North Korea Making Counterfeit Japan Cigarettes, Sankei Says

Bloomberg News
added Dec 9, 2007 00:00
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[Korea - North] Kim Jong-un calls for North Korea to create a world-class auto industry as he inspects ancient machinery on visit to a truck factory (and shows health and safety will be no obstacle by smoking a cigarette)

Kim also showed that health and safety rules do not apply to semi-divine dictators as he blithely held a cigarette in his hand next to a rusty conveyor belt and a computer that looks as old as the factory itself.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:28
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[Korea - North] North Korea’s anti-smoking campaign may have finally reached Kim Jong Un

There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious about the idea that the North Korean leader may have given up his beloved smokes, however. South Korean media reports on the North are often unreliable. Additionally, Kim's relationship with cigarettes goes ba
Washington Post
added May 19, 2016 23:22
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[Korea - North] North Korea evading UN luxury goods ban to smoke, drink, drive: panel

Ten thousand rolls of tobacco, 12 bottles of Sake, and a handful of second-hand Mercedes-Benz cars are among the latest reported breaches by North Korea of a U.N. ban on luxury goods sales to the reclusive state, according to a confidential draft U.N. rep
Reuters
added May 18, 2012 05:12
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[Korea - North, Korea - South, Singapore] ‘If there are no cigars in Heaven, I shall not go’

Kim Jong Un who loves to smoke could be even more uncomfortable as the North Korea-U.S. summit is going to be held in Singapore, which is the most strict smoke-free country. I hope Sentosa, which means “peace” in Sanskrit, will be a place where the end of
Donga.com (kr)
added Jun 11, 2018 08:00
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[Korea - North, Korea - South] 'Heavy smoker' Kim Jong-un shunned cigarettes during peace talks

Over the course of their meetings, Kim, who is known to be a heavy smoker, did not light up once in Moon’s presence, apparently out of respect for the South Korean president, who is 31 years his senior. The absence of a lit cigarette at any point in the
The Guardian (uk)
added May 7, 2018 19:19
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[Korea - North] Russian ferry operator involved in shipping N. Korean cargo to China

with a plan to reload the cargo onto a non-North Korean ship bound for Foshan in southeastern China. The Mangyongbong returned to Rason with tobacco and mahjong game tables
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:08
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[Korea - North] Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal

Analysts say Mr. Kim seems to be trying to tap into nostalgia for his grandfather, Kim Il-sung...appears to have adopted his grandfather’s slow gait, beaming smile, closely cropped hair and even his way of holding a cigarette.
New York Times
added Aug 11, 2017 01:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korean Military Attempts to Foil The West

“The central authorities are collecting tinfoil to support the military,” a source in North Hamgyong province told RFA. “While tinfoil is used inside a pack of filter cigarettes, it now has a military purpose.”
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 17, 2016 02:16
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