Alex Norcia

    Alex is Filter’s news editor. He previously worked as a reporter and copy editor at VICE, and has been published in The New York Times MagazineThe Columbia Journalism Review, The Los Angeles Times and The New Republic, among other outlets. He was also previously a freelance editorial consultant for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; The Influence Foundation, which operates Filter, has received grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. He is currently based in Los Angeles.

    New CDC Data Show Modest Rise in Youth Vaping, Spark Overreactions

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doubled down on what’s still being ...

    FDA Enlists Ex-FDA Leadership for Independent Review of Tobacco Center

    On September 21, a two-month independent evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco ...

    Vape Taxes a Great Way to Encourage Smoking, Researchers Show

    A new paper published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests that burdensome taxes ...

    The Need for Tobacco Harm Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa must urgently embrace tobacco harm reduction, according to a new briefing paper ...

    Advocates Condemn California’s New Forced-Treatment Law

    On September 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment ...

    New Paper Calls for “Middle-Ground” Approach to Vaping Regulation

    Four highly regarded tobacco control scholars are calling for a policy agenda on e-cigarettes ...

    Mass Calls for Harm Reduction on International Overdose Awareness Day

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, more than 50 harm reduction groups in ...

    Record Binge Drinking, Cannabis and Psychedelics Use Among Young Adults

    Cannabis and hallucinogen use among young adults in the United States—people 19 to 30 ...