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Project EX is a school-based tobacco cessation program that targets high school youth between the ages of 14 and 19. The program is delivered in a clinical setting in school and involves motivational activities such as games, mock talk shows, and alternative activities such as yoga. The goal of the program is to encourage youths to stop or reduce cigarette smoking by providing information about environmental, social, physiological, and emotional consequences of tobacco use. Students participating in Project EX learn information about tobacco addiction and disease and gain an empathic understanding of the effects of tobacco use on friends. The curriculum emphasizes coping with stress, dealing with nicotine withdrawal, relaxation techniques, and how to avoid relapse. It aims to teach self-control, anger and mood management, and goal-setting techniques.