Smoke line, a national ant-smoking hotline, managed by the NHS Heath Scotland, has had its lines choked with the increased influx of phone calls, following the smoking ban in Scotland since Sunday, last. The line which normally receives about 100 calls a day, registered a four fold increase of almost 450 calls a day, post ban
Other Anti smoking help lines equally faced an increased flow of calls. This is a shot in the arm for the anti-smoking drive, and campaigners believe, the ban will certainly bring down the number of smokers in England.
An NHS Spokeswoman said "We are absolutely delighted in the increased interest this week. It follows a successful year for Smoke line in which we have expanded our support services in response to growing demand."