Alex Norcia

Alex is journalist in New York, where he covers labor and drug policy, especially tobacco harm reduction. Most recently, he was a staff reporter at Vice, and he has also been published in places like The New York Times Magazine, The Nation and The Daily Beast. He’ll be reporting from Arizona this summer and plans to soon launch a newsletter focused on the politics of nicotine vaping in the US and abroad.

Vape Bans Are Creating a Thriving Illicit Market

On a normal day, Nic Holden makes $150 selling liquid nicotine out of his car. For the past month, he…

7 days

How South Africa’s Coronavirus Tobacco Prohibition Backfired

For weeks, you couldn't walk your dog in South Africa. You couldn't go to the store. You couldn't jog for…

2 months