Alex Norcia

    Alex is a staff writer at Filter. He previously worked as a reporter and copy editor at VICE, and has been published in The New York Times MagazineThe Columbia Journalism ReviewThe Nation and The Daily Beast, among other outlets. He is also a freelance editorial consultant for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; The Influence Foundation, which operates Filter, has received both restricted and general support grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Alex is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    The Rise of Synthetic Nicotine Risks Regulatory “Whack-a-Mole”

    When Taylor Cage attends the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas every year, ...

    Atlantic City Council Votes to End Syringe Program at Chaotic Meeting

    Thank you, have a good evening. Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt repeated the ...

    Why Ethan Nadelmann Has Unfinished Business With Drugs

    Ethan Nadelmann founded—and for decades ran—the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), and is without question ...

    Advocates Mobilize Around Besieged Atlantic City Syringe Program

    On July 6, New Jersey harm reduction organizations met at Firefighters Memorial, a small park ...

    UK Health Agency Reaffirms the Power of Vaping to Help Smokers Quit

    On June 25, the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ...

    Health Canada Keeps Admitting That Its Vape Policies Could Increase Smoking

    On June 19, Health Canada, the agency responsible for the country’s health policy, released ...