This course offers participants an understanding of the important issues concerning smokeless tobacco cessation. Students will be introduced to the Epidemiology and Harms associated with Smokeless Tobacco, its Addictive potential and Tobacco Withdrawal. A key focus will be the development of the knowledge and skills needed to support smokeless tobacco quit attempts, with particular emphasis on offering behavioural support and the use of nicotine replacement therapy.


Dr. Shalini Singh

Course Director
Dr.Shalini Singh
Director, ICMR-NICPR & WHO FCTC Global
Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco, India

Prof. Kamran Siddiqi

Course Co Director
Prof. Kamran Siddiqi
Professor in Global Public Health -
Department of Health Sciences,
University of York

Prof. Ray Croucher

Course Co Director
Prof. Ray Croucher
Visiting Professor, University of York &
Academic Co-lead for the ASTRA Cessation strand

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Course Coordinator
Dr. Dinesh Kumar
Scientist ICMR-NICPR & Nodal Officer,
WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on
Smokeless Tobacco, India

Dr. L. Swasticharan
Additional DDG (NTCP, NOHP & NPCDCS) Dte GHS,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Prof (Dr) Shekhar Kashyap
Senior Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist
Fortis Hospital Noida, India

Prof. Pratima Murthy
Professor of Psychiatry and Head,
Centre for Addiction Medicine NIMHANS

Dr. Faraz Siddiqui
Research fellow at the Department of Health Sciences,
University of York

Ms. Heather thomson

Ms. Heather Thomson
Research Associate, Cessation Stream, ASTRA,
University of York

NIHR acknowledgement and disclaimer: "This course is supported by the UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [ASTRA (Grant Reference Number 17/63/76)]. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care."