World No Tobacco Day receives highest level political endorsement in Timor-Leste

On May 29th 2015, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Arajo opened the National Advocacy Workshop to commemorate World No Tobacco Day 2015. In a country where 70% of men use tobacco, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste called for urgent action to protect the health of all citizens. H.E. Dr Rui Maria de Ara?jo challenged all Government Ministries to declare their public buildings tobacco free, including schools, universities, and public transport.