In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
Call Mental Health Triage on
1800 629 354
(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or
For a poison emergency in Australia call
13 11 26
Drug and Alcohol Help Line
The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on
Health Protection Service
For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:
02 5124 9700
24 hour health advice
1800 022 222
ACT State Emergency Service
during flood or storms
The prevalence of tobacco use in ACT secondary students has decreased steadily over time. In 2017, 3.0% of secondary students surveyed reported smoking cigarettes on at least one day in the seven days before the survey ('current smokers'). Being a 'current smoker' was less common among younger students aged 12-15 years (1.0%) than older students aged 16-17 years (7.2%), however this was not statistically significant.
Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions.
The following estimates have a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution:
2011, 2014 and 2017 12-15 year olds
For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.