Kim Jong-un Lights up Amid N.Korean Anti-Smoking Campaign

      June 07, 2016 11:01

      A big photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un smoking a cigarette appeared in the official Rodong Sinmun daily just as the North launched an anti-smoking campaign.

      Kim has been cigarette-less in pictures over the last 80 days, leading to speculation that he kicked the habit, but apparently that was premature.

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) has a cigarette in his hand in Pyongyang in this picture from the Rodong Sinmun on Saturday.

      The anti-smoking campaign on state TV and other media was full of the enthusiastic support, with one interviewee saying, "People who start smoking first thing in the morning seem unhealthy and ignorant, causing discomfort to others."

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