North Korea

North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the government has taken steps to restrict the import of foreign-made tobacco products and to revise the country’s Tobacco Control Law. Read more


A US security chief says the illegal tobacco trade is helping to prop up Kim Jong-un’s nuclear program as well as the world’s biggest terror groups. Read more


The leader of North Korea was left red-faced this week while out on an anti-smoking drive – after he was snapped with a cigarette in his hand. Read more


From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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