The Center for Tobacco Studies enhances evaluation and surveillance of tobacco control, as well as industry initiatives and strategies, by conducting research that includes primary and secondary data collection and analysis and qualitative and quantitative methods, and translates and disseminates findings to program planners and policy makers. The Center seeks to advance the scientific base for tobacco surveillance and evaluation by conducting applied research of high quality, integrity, and innovation.
Since its inception in 2000, the Tobacco Dependence Program has pursued its mission to reduce the harm to health caused by tobacco use through education, treatment, research and advocacy. Today, the program is a joint collaboration between the School of Public Health, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Program continues to deliver the highest level of tobacco dependence treatment, maintains its status as a leader in the training of healthcare professionals, and remains active in cutting-edge tobacco dependence research and publications.