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.

    Safer-Nicotine Consumer Groups Have Almost No Funding Worldwide

    Consumer organizations advocating for tobacco harm reduction (THR) are often underfunded, led by volunteers, ...

    FDA Authorizes More Heated Tobacco Products, Rejects More Vapes

    On January 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized three heated tobacco products ...

    Johns Hopkins Call for Nicotine “Common Language” Falls Flat

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has just published a video, featuring ...

    The Biggest Tobacco Harm Reduction Battles to Come in 2023

    United States tobacco control did not have an easy 2022. So much turmoil has ...

    California’s Vape Flavor Ban Begins With Confusion, Enforcement Threats

    On December 21, California’s nicotine flavor ban finally went into effect, a little more ...

    Ball in FDA’s Court as Official Review Cites Its Chaos, Opacity Over Vapes

    On December 19, the Reagan-Udall Foundation, an independent nonprofit tasked by Congress to help ...