Professor Global Public Health, University of York
Kamran Siddiqi is a clinical academic with a background in chest medicine, public health and epidemiology. He works at the University of York as a professor in global public health and also holds an honorary consultant post in public health medicine at Public Health England. He co-leads the respiratory diseases group at the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Previously, Kamran has worked as a consultant in chest medicine, education advisor to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and medical officer at the World Health Organisation. He has served as the chair and vice-chair of the tobacco control section at the International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases. He has also been a member of several national funding boards and NICE guideline development committees. Kamran has published extensively on TB diagnosis, tobacco control and smoking cessation.
Smokeless tobacco products are addictive and cause cancer, yet only a few countries have adequate policies to regulate them. As a result, the global efforts to control smokeless tobacco use are lagging behind the progress...