ADRA Supports Civil Society Alliance for Tobacco Control in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste nearly 70% of adult males smoke. Cigarettes are heavily advertised, easily bought by young people, and their dangers are not well known. ADRA has lent its support to a group of local and international organisations that will create awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco and advocate for the implementation of stricter tobacco control regulations in Timor-Leste. ADRA Timor-Leste attended the alliance formation meetings from Nov 19-20, 2015.