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DPRK launches non-smoking campaign
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10:25, June 01, 2008

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A non-smoking campaign was formally launched in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said Saturday the official news agency KCNA.

Various activities were conducted in the DPRK on the "World No-Tobacco Day" on May 31 this year, the KCNA said.

The country has banned all forms of advertisement, support and promotion of tobacco goods which may encourage smoking, it said.

Non-smoking districts were set up in some public places and smoking among the students was controlled strictly in particular, it added.

The DPRK signed the "Framework Convention on Tobacco Control" in 2003.

Source: Xinhua

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