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.

    Handing Out Vapes in Emergency Rooms Could Save Thousands of Lives

    Handing out free vapes in emergency rooms to people who smoke could save thousands ...

    A Long Walk With the Tobacco Users of Mumbai

    I‘m taking a walk through central Mumbai with Rizwan, who switched from smoking tobacco ...

    Why India’s Future “Will Not Be Vape-Free”

    Vapes have taken JK on a remarkable journey. From smoking multiple packs of cigarettes ...

    “Disgusted”—Consumers, Harm Reductionists React to UK Vape Tax

    The United Kingdom’s government has confirmed a new vape tax, in a decision that ...

    Rising Numbers of Brits Who Smoke Don’t Know That Vaping Is Safer

    English adults who smoke are increasingly unaware that vapes are less harmful than cigarettes, ...

    Why It Matters That Tobacco Harm Reduction Brightens Smiles

    People who switch from cigarettes to smoke-free nicotine options have whiter smiles than those ...

    New England Journal of Medicine Backs Vapes as Harm Reduction

    Earlier in February, the New England Journal of Medicine published both a study highlighting ...

    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 ...

    At Hostile COP10, Threats to Tobacco Harm Reduction Postponed

    The worst threats of the World Health Organization’s COP10 tobacco control conference to global ...

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

    People experiencing homelessness are among a number of marginalized groups who remain acutely vulnerable ...