Kiran Sidhu

Kiran is a tobacco harm reduction fellow for Filter. She is a writer and journalist who has written for publications including the Guardian, the Telegraph, I Paper and the Times, among many others. Her book, I Can Hear the Cuckoo, was published by Gaia in 2023. She lives in Wales.

Kiran’s fellowship is supported by an independently administered tobacco harm reduction scholarship from Knowledge-Action-Change—an organization that has separately provided restricted grants and donations to Filter.

Never Too Late: Quitting Smoking at Any Age Slashes Cancer Risk

Quitting cigarettes at any age greatly reduces your risk of cancer, according to a major new study. Its findings should…

February 22, 2024

At Hostile COP10, Threats to Tobacco Harm Reduction Postponed

The worst threats of the World Health Organization’s COP10 tobacco control conference to global harm reduction access were averted, for…

February 20, 2024

Why Isn’t Tobacco Harm Reduction Prioritized for Unhoused People?

People experiencing homelessness are among a number of marginalized groups who remain acutely vulnerable to smoking-related harms, even as global…

February 7, 2024

Will Ireland’s Public Vape Consultation Trigger Bans?

A public consultation to help determine the future of vaping in Ireland has come to an end. The results aren’t…

January 30, 2024

British Government to Ban Disposable Vapes, Restrict Flavors

Disposable vapes will be banned in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced during a January 29 school visit.…

January 29, 2024

Australia Tightens the Screw Even More Against Vaping

One million additional GP appointments will be needed in Australia annually, according to the Health Department, as the government tightens…

January 25, 2024

UK Makes Cytisine Available as Prescription Smoking-Cessation Drug

For people in the United Kingdom who wish to quit smoking, a new oral pharmaceutical option, cytisine, became available on…

January 23, 2024

Harvard Health Stands by Misleading Article on Vaping and “Popcorn Lung”

Objections to an article published by Harvard Health saw a tweet taken down and a review conducted. But the article,…

January 19, 2024

British Advocates Slam Plans to Tax Vapes

People who vape in the United Kingdom are expected to be hit with a substantial new tax. Tobacco harm reduction…

January 12, 2024

Scathing Rebuke for FDA, as Appeals Court Gives Hope for Flavored Vapes

A federal appeals court has issued a scathing rebuke to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its…

January 5, 2024