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Professor Ray Croucher

Emeritus Professor


Passionate about all aspects of smokeless tobacco control, Professor Ray Croucher is a globally acknowledged expert on its use in the South Asian diaspora.  He has especial interests in smokeless tobacco cessation, having developed and managed support services for East London’s Bangladeshi community in which both smoked and smokeless tobacco use far exceeds the English norms.  With skills and experience in accessing communities not readily recruited through conventional channels, he acted as an expert witness for the National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence in its development of guidelines on tobacco cessation in South Asian communities.



Croucher R. Islam S. (2002) Socio-economic aspects of areca nut use. Addiction Biology 7 (1): 139-146.

Croucher R. Islam S. Jarvis MJ. Garrett M. Rahman R. Shajahan S. Howells G. (2002) Tobacco dependence in a UK Bangladeshi female population: a cross-sectional study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 4 (2): 171-176.

Croucher R. Islam S. Jarvis MJ. Garrett M. Rahman R. Shajahan S. Howells G. (2003) Tobacco cessation in a UK Bangladeshi female population: a community pilot investigation. Health Education Research: 18 (2): 216-225.

Croucher R. Choudhury S. (2007)  Tobacco control policy initiatives and UK resident Bangladeshi  male smokers:  Community based, qualitative study.  Ethnicity and Health, 12 (4): 321-339.

Longman JM, Pritchard C, McNeill A, Csikar J, Croucher RE. (2010)  Accessibility of chewing tobacco products in England. J Public Health (Oxf). 2010 Sep;32(3):372-8.

Basharat S, Kassim S, Croucher R. (2012) Availability and use of Naswar: an exploratory study. J Public Health (Oxf). 34(1): 60-64.

Croucher R, Shanbhag S, Dahiya M, Kassim S, McNeill A. (2012)  Predictors of successful short-term tobacco cessation in UK resident female Bangladeshi tobacco chewers. Addiction, doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03819.x

Croucher R. (2012) Research agenda for tackling inequalities related to migration and ethnicity in Europe.  J Public Health (Oxf).

Croucher R , Shanbhag S, Dahiya M, Kassim S, Csikar J, Ross L. (2012) Smokeless tobacco cessation in South Asian communities: a multi-centre prospective cohort study. Addiction doi: 10.1111/j.B60-0443.2012.04085x..

Croucher R,  Dahiya M, Gowda KK. (2012) Contents and price of vendor assembled paan quid with tobacco in five London localities: a cross sectional study.  Tobacco Control doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-05054.

Siddiqui K, Gupta P, Prasad R, Croucher R et al (2013)  Smokeless Tobacco Use by South Asians.  Lancet Global.  Doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X (13) 70021-4.

Croucher R., Gilljam H. (2014) Smokeless tobacco use in the European Region.  Commissioned chapter: Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: a Global Perspective. (eds Hatsukami D, Zeller M, Gupta P, Parascandola M, Asma S.) US National Cancer Institute &  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. NIH Publication 14-7983.

Inamdar AS, Croucher RE, Chokhandre MK, Mashyakhy MH, Marinho VC. (2015) Maternal Smokeless Tobacco Use in Pregnancy and Adverse Health Outcomes in Newborns: A Systematic Review.  Nicotine Tob Res. 17(9):1058-66. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu255.

Kassim S, Al-Haboubi M, Croucher R. (2015) Short-Term Smoking Cessation in English Resident Adults of Bangladeshi Origin: A Service Review. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 May 9. pii: ntv097. [Epub ahead of print]

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