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Quitting time: UCLA goes tobacco-free Monday

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Poster: Breathe Well: UCLA is a Tobacco Free Campus. www.tobaccofree.ucla.eduUCLA becomes a tobacco-free campus on Monday, April 22, and will celebrate the Earth-Day launch of the tobacco-free policy in Bruin Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
Going tobacco-free is part of UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative, and prohibits the use of all tobacco products on UCLA-owned or leased property. Read the policy and get more details from www.tobaccofree.ucla.edu, where tobacco-users can also learn about resources at UCLA that can help them quit or manage their cravings while on campus.
 
At Monday's launch event, Bruins can participate in giveaways, learn how the policy works, hear brief remarks from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and find out how tobacco-users can get help quitting or coping with cravings, such as with free nicotine patches for Bruins. The California Smokers’ Helpline and the Tobacco Control Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will also have information tables.
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