Center for Tobacco Studies

Research, treatment, and training, to reduce tobacco-related mortality in New Jersey, the US, and globally

About The Center for Tobacco Studies

The Center for Tobacco Studies (CTS) is one of the nation’s leading tobacco focused research centers. It seeks to reduce and ultimately eliminate, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in New Jersey, the US, and globally. CTS does this via research that informs interventions, regulations and policies; the delivery of evidence-based tobacco treatment; dissemination of research findings to key stakeholders; and training of tobacco treatment providers and the next generation of tobacco control researchers. Over the past two decades, the Center has been awarded approximately $50 million in extramural funding. CTS also serves the citizens of the state and has treated over 7,000 smokers in New Jersey. The Center has conducted over 25 New Jersey statewide studies, reaching over 60,000 adolescents, 30,000 adults, 630 schools, 1,000 worksites, 2,500 health care providers, and 1,500 worksites. CTS’s continuing education program has broad reach – over 3,000 clinicians have been trained as tobacco treatment specialists from 41 states and 11 countries.


Rutgers to Be Tobacco-Free by 2023

New Rutgers University policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on all campuses as of January 2023: