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Mrs Shamsia Begum Foreman, BA Honours Social Policy, Msc Public Policy

Research Assistant/Smokeless Tobacco Advisor

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8669
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


I have worked in tobacco cessation for 12 years providing advice and support to women from the Bangladeshi community who want to give up tobacco in paan. This work has contributed to recognition of smokeless tobacco as a cause for concern nationally. Pinnacle of my work being the publication of the NICE guidelines ' Tobacco: helping people of South Asian origin to stop using smokeless toabcco'. Date of release September 2012.


Research Interests:

Providing help and support to members of the Bangaldeshi community to give up tobacco in paan in a culturally sensitive way. Research interests are tobacco and smoking cessation and its wider policy implications.


Key Publications

Croucher R, Pau AKH, Jerreat MP et al. (2003) . Oral health of Bangladeshi women tobacco-with-paan users. vol. 82, 586-586.

Croucher R, Pau AK, Jerreat M et al. (2003) . Oral health of Bangladeshi women tobacco-with-paan users and self-reported oral pain following tobacco cessation. J Public Health Dentvol. 63, (4) 235-239.

Nunn H, Lalli A, Fortune F, Croucher R (2009) Oral cancer screening in the Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets: a social model. Br J Cancer. 101( S2) S68-S72

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