July 02, 2022

Kim Jong Un Lights Up During Hospital Inspection

New pictures from Pyongyang Times show Kim enjoying cigarette during visit to hospital

Despite the best efforts of North Korea's authorities to address the nation's serious tobacco addiction, Kim Jong Un was pictured last week smoking while inspecting a newly built hospital built in Pyongyang.

Walking through newly built operation rooms, The Pyongyang Times reported that Kim Jong Un "asked questions in detail to see [that] they were thoroughly sterilized and dust-free".  Seemingly underscoring his desire for maximum hygiene, he told reporters that hospitals should be "neat and splendid".