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.

    FDA’s First-Ever Vaping Product Authorization Brings Mixed Feelings

    On October 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first-ever vaping product ...

    New California Vape Taxes Will Put the Squeeze on Synthetic Nicotine

    On October 4, Governor Gavin Newsom approved a 12.5 percent excise tax on vaping ...

    Lawsuit Keeps Atlantic City’s Syringe Program Running, for Now

    Atlantic City’s syringe service program (SSP) was due to shut down on October 12. ...

    Youth Vaping Rates Decline Steeply in the United States

    On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food ...

    Buying Nicotine in Australia Is About to Get Even Harder

    Australian vapers will soon have an even harder time getting nicotine. On October 1, ...

    Vape Advocates and Prohibitionists Temporarily Unite to Slam the FDA

    On September 28, a string of mainstream public health organizations including the American Lung ...

    The Media Needs to Get Vaping Right on the First Try

    In mid-September, two articles in prominent news outlets caused an uproar over how the media ...