[/news/kim_jong_un/index.html Kim Jong-Un] is massively overweight at 22stone (308lb), tour nam ninh it has been revealed as [/news/north_korea/index.html North Korea] introduces a ban on public smoking in a new health drive.
North Korea's Supreme Leader has gained nearly eight stone (110lb) in the last eight years, the country's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers on Tuesday.
But the NIS insisted rumours about the 5ft 5in dictator's health are greatly exaggerated and he is otherwise fit and healthy, despite having a BMI of 51.3.
Earlier this year it was rumoured Kim had become seriously ill or had even died after he failed to attend a ruling party showpiece on April 15, before he publicly resurfaced on May 1.
Kim Jong-Un (pictured on October 13) is massively overweight at 22stone (308lb), it has been revealed as North Korea introduces a ban on public smoking in a new health drive
North Korea's National Intelligence Service insisted rumours about the 5ft 5in dictator's health are greatly exaggerated and he is otherwise fit and healthy, despite having a BMI of 51.3. Kim Jong Un (pictured in Hanoi, Vietnam) is known as a chain smoker who is frequently seen with a cigarette in hand in photographs in state media
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The news of Kim's health comes as North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly on Wednesday introduced smoking bans in some public places to provide citizens with 'hygienic living environments'.
The tobacco-prohibition law aims to protect the lives and health of North Koreans by tightening the legal and social controls on the production and sale of cigarettes, state media KCNA reported today.
The law stipulates that smoking is banned in specific venues, such as political and ideological education centres, theatres and cinemas and medical and tour du lịch nam ninh public health facilities, KCNA said.
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox news floatRHS" data-version="2" id="mol-13850780-1f42-11eb-88b5-1d9f51d814bf" website Jong-Un is massively overweight at 22stone but he is not ill