Q&A nicotine pouches with Dr Sudhanshu Patwardhan
Dr Sudhanshu Patwardhan is British-Indian, UK licensed Medical Doctor, passionate about helping people quit risky tobacco. Dr Sud, as he is mostly referred as, now splits time between the UK and South Asia on tobacco harm reduction projects that address the needs of the most disadvantaged tobacco users.
He founded the Centre for Health Research and Education (CHRE) with his physician wife and now they work with a team of over 40 medical and public health experts on tobacco harm reduction projects in the UK and South Asia. CHRE is a product agnostic and smoker centric organization, and do not receive any funding from tobacco, nicotine pouch, e-cigarette or pharmaceutical companies. In their latest publication, Dr Sud’s team @CHRE call for offering tobacco harm reduction with nicotine replacement for hospitalised smoker patients:
The answers below are based on Dr Sud’s understanding of the category nicotine pouches. The answers are the result of his published research and years of working in tobacco harm reduction science and policy. These answers are not to be taken as medical advice or endorsement. Neither Dr Sud nor CHRE will take any responsibility for consumers making any health decisions based on this advice.