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Wellness Tip of the Week

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Try setting realistic goals each day and writing a short to-do list. This will help reduce stress and improve your efficiency and success.

Wellness News

April 23, 2014

FDA to Propose Regulations for E-Cigarettes Later This Month

The FDA will propose regulations later this month on e-cigarettes with restrictions that will likely be similar to those placed on regular cigarettes. Some of the questions regulators will need to answer are:
Will the sale of e-cigarettes be prohibited to minors?
Will the FDA require companies to disclose their ingredients and place health warning labels on packages?
Since flavored, traditional cigarettes are banned due to beliefs they could be marketed towards minors, how will they treat the sale of flavors available for e-cigarettes?
Will they require child-resistant packaging due to the danger of nicotine poisoning from the nicotine liquid used to fill the cartridges in some brands?

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April 17, 2014

Auraria Campus in Denver Offers Tobacco Cessation Services

If you’re ready to quit using tobacco, the Health Center at Auraria can connect you to tobacco cessation resources. Accessing the proper tools and support can increase your chances to become tobacco free. The Light Up Your Life in a New Way program is designed to tailor a program to your individual lifestyle and needs. Free to all Auraria students, staff and faculty.

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SARA MUMBY, Program Administrator

Recently my partner and I had to give up our dining room table. (It had been on loan to us while our friends were living abroad). When we walked back into our home after carrying it to our friend’s car, it was like walking into a house of someone who was moving out, or worse, of someone who had just been robbed. Our home just didn’t feel the same. It felt barren and unlived in. It was no longer the inviting space I had come to love and depend on; it was empty.

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DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free and Well Body Trainings in Dillon, Colo.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program is offering its DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Program and Well Body Program trainings on May 20-22 in Dillon, Colorado. These trainings are fully funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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