Archive for April, 2013

A Stress-Less Fair

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Stress Less Fair 2.0

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bruin Plaza – Stage Area

On Tuesday, April 30th from 11am-2pm in Bruin Plaza, the Student Wellness Commission’s Student Health Investigative Task Force will be hosting the Stress Less Fair as part of the SWC’s Bruin Health Week.

Booths will provide healthy study snacks, coupons to popular Westwood study spots, games, and prizes – including sleeping masks and blue books – all to learn how to cope with high stress situations.

Free and open to the public.

Earth Day- Tobacco Free Campus Rollout

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bruin Plaza – Stage Area

Healthy Campus Initiative

Come join the celebration as we welcome the start of UCLA’s Tobacco-Free Policy which is a part of the Healthy Campus Initiative.

You can learn about the resources available to help you quit smoking and be a part of this UC-wide initiative.

From the Chancellor

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

To the UCLA Campus Community:

Upon recommendation of the UCLA Tobacco-Free Steering Committee led by Linda Sarna, Professor of Nursing, and following thorough review by faculty, staff, and students, I am pleased to announce that UCLA Policy 810: Tobacco-Free Environment will go into effect on April 22, 2013. It is fitting that UCLA will implement the approved policy on Earth Day, becoming the first campus in the UC system to fully adopt smoke- and tobacco-free guidelines.

With the new policy in place, the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products will not be permitted on campus and at other property owned or leased by the University. You may recall that in November 2011, UCLA Health Sciences instituted a smoke-free policy, and nationwide, more than 1,000 colleges and universities have adopted similar provisions.

The focus of the policy is on individual responsibility and education of employees, students and the public regarding the resources available to assist individuals with smoking cessation. Tobacco users on campus have access to a wide variety of free and low-cost support services, in addition to those provided by health insurance, to help them comply with the coming change.

Earlier this year, the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) was launched. HCI is an integrated, campus-wide effort that supports members of the campus community and visitors in making informed choices about improving their health. UCLA’s decision to become a tobacco-free campus, along with HCI, brings us closer to our goal of becoming one of the healthiest universities in the country.

During our policy review period, we received many comments, with an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposed implementation of a tobacco-free policy. It is clear the UCLA community is deeply invested in creating—and supporting—a healthy environment in which to learn, work and live.

To answer a variety of questions that were received, we have developed a special website for Frequently Asked Questions and Answers and other tobacco-free resources at: www.tobaccofree.ucla.edu.

We can all be proud that on April 22, 2013, UCLA will become a tobacco-free environment and lead the way in promoting individual and civic wellness.

Sincerely,

Gene D. Block
Chancellor