Alex Norcia 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.

    A 4/20 Call for Feds to Pursue Equitable Cannabis Legalization

    On 4/20, the Federal Cannabis Regulations Working Group—consisting of cannabis regulators, public health experts ...

    USPS Might Soon Exempt Some Vape Businesses From “Mail Ban”

    On April 19, the United States Postal Service (USPS) offered new guidance for vape ...

    Report Details Failures to Scale Up Tobacco Harm Reduction in Asia

    On April 16, the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR) released its newest ...

    What to Make of the Recent Resurgence of Delta 8?

    Gentry Matthews was over it. Like many others in his industry, he had founded ...

    Advocates Call on Feds to End Fentanyl Analogs’ Schedule I Classification

    On April 8, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) spearheaded a coalition—including the Leadership Conference ...

    Vaping Prohibitionists Host Conference to Confirm Their Own Views

    On April 7, the organization Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes (PAVE) hosted a day-long virtual ...