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Project EX

https://projectex.usc.edu/

Initiative Description: The Project EX clinic program is derived from a motivation-coping skills-personal commitment model of teen cessation. An 8 session classroom-based curriculum. Involves having youth (a) generate reasons to quit tobacco use, including discussion of information on the many dangers of tobacco use, and involve youth participation in scripted games and talk shows to help them see (b) the effects of their tobacco use on others, (c) that tobacco use may increase (not decrease) one’s stress level over time, (d) that there are many negative effects of passive smoking,

Study Results: Decreased tobacco use.

Reference: Sussman, S., Miyano, J., Rohrbach, L. A., Dent, C. W., & Sun, P. (2007). Six-month and one-year effects of Project EX-4: A classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program. Addictive Behaviors, 32(12), 3005–3014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.06.016

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good