Anti-smoking support hotline 1142 in operation from Tuesday

The anti-smoking information and support hotline 1142 is in operation as of Tuesday. By calling 1142, members of the public can find out what the anti-smoking law entails, ask for help in stopping smoking and report any violations of the relevant legislation that they witness.

When callers seek help with stopping smoking, their details are recorded and a health professional will contact them within 48 hours, providing information and directing them to a stop-smoking clinic, where specialists will support their efforts to stop smoking.

At the same time, the 1142 hotline allows all citizens, by giving their name, phone number and e-mail (where available), to report any violations that they have witnessesd with respect to the application of anti-smoking laws.