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.

Storm in a Teacup Over Soccer Stars’ Snus Use

“I used to have the odd cigarette on a night out,” wrote Jamie Vardy, the Leicester City striker and 2016…

June 10, 2024

FDA Scraps Its Juul Marketing Denials; Authorization Now Possible

The United States Food and Drug Administration has rescinded its marketing denial orders (MDOs) to Juul Labs, Inc, almost two…

June 7, 2024

Japan’s Leading Position in the Tobacco Harm Reduction World

Japan has halved its cigarette sales in a decade, in what tobacco harm reductionists call a "globally unprecedented" shift. What…

May 29, 2024

Sudden UK Election Shelves Contentious Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Tobacco and Vapes Bill has gone up in smoke after his surprise announcement, on May 22,…

May 23, 2024

Claims of “Passive Vaping Danger” Irritate Scientists

We’re facing a “New Danger of Passive Vaping,” according to a recent article in the Economic Times of India. It’s…

May 21, 2024

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The planned national ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States was postponed indefinitely in late April. The idea has…

May 16, 2024

Are Nicotine Patches for Kids Who Vape a Good Idea?

Children whose vaping has led to nicotine dependence should be given nicotine patches to help them quit vapes, say health…

May 8, 2024

Will Study Linking Vapes With Heart Failure Survive Scrutiny?

It’s been a busy few weeks for health scares around vaping, with media distortion of a cancer-adjacent study and an…

May 6, 2024

PMTA Registry Bills, Which Ban Flavored Vapes, Are Spreading

Virginia has confirmed an effective ban on flavored vapes, though with a one-year delay, while similar legislation in Iowa awaits…

May 2, 2024

UK Bill to Ban Tobacco Sales Clears Another Hurdle, Nearing Final Vote

The United Kingdom’s tobacco ban is one step closer to becoming law. On April 16 the Tobacco and Vapes Bill…

April 25, 2024