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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’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 hails anti-smoking progress; leader Kim keeps puffing

The government has cut the total area planted with tobacco "as much as possible" and health warnings are required on cigarette packs, the North's official KCNA news agency said. "The number of non-smokers is remarkably increasing with each passing day,"
Reuters
added May 4, 2016 22:08
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[Korea - North, Korea - South] Survivor who escaped the brutal North Korean regime reveals how prisoners are forced to watch public executions in 'Nazi style' camps compared to Auschwitz

'Also, women’s rights in the two countries are so different. In North Korea, women are often treated harshly, but in South Korea, I saw women smoking, which is unimaginable in the North.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:13
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[Korea - North] North Korea defector reveals late leader's fears over libido and diabetes

Scientists were tasked with developing aphrodisiacs ...They were also asked to replicate the leader's favorite western brand of cigarette - Rothmans - with tobacco imported from Africa. The scientists were sworn to secrecy and could not even tell their fa
Reuters
added Mar 12, 2016 21:32
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[Asia, Korea - North, Korea - South] North Korea Launches Newest Offensive: Cigarette Butts

apparently to highlight its contempt, it has begun sending balloons into the South loaded with an unusual payload, the police here said on Thursday: cigarette butts. North and South Korea have escalated their propaganda war across their heavily armed bor
New York Times
added Feb 4, 2016 12:36
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[Korea - North] North Korean site lists cigarette addiction cure

The cigarette addiction cure is a product of the Korea Tobacco Cessation Research Institute, a company not previously mentioned in North Korea media. According to the advert the pills cause “the smoker to grow indifferent to tobacco,” and come with othe
NK News
added Feb 2, 2016 18:54
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59
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[Iran, Korea - North] INSIGHT-North Korea's black market becoming the new normal

Naegohyang (my homeland) advertises at football games and has a women's football team...produces everything from clothes and sanitary pads to 7.27 brand cigarettes, a favourite of Kim Jong Un's who can be seen smoking them on state TV. They also make 'Ach
Reuters
added Oct 29, 2015 13:30
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[Korea - North, Korea - South, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] N. Korean diplomats caught trying to smuggle Cuban cigars in Brazil

It has emerged that two North Korean diplomats were recently caught trying to smuggle thousands of Cuban cigars into Brazil. The South Korean Consulate General in Sao Paulo says the diplomats were caught at Viracopos International Airport late last month
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Oct 21, 2015 13:06
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