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.

Older Adults Who Smoke Are Typically “Forgotten”

A new paper, published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), argues that older adults who smoke are “forgotten,”…

November 29, 2022

“High Certainty” Evidence That Vapes Are Better Quitting Aids Than NRT

Cochrane, a research institute considered something of a benchmark in evidence-based public health interventions, has released an updated review that…

November 22, 2022

Charting the History and Future of Tobacco Harm Reduction

On November 15, Knowledge-Action-Change (KAC), a public health group in the United Kingdom, published its latest Global State of Tobacco…

November 15, 2022

California Votes to Ban Sales of Almost All Flavored Nicotine Products

California residents voted in the November 8 midterm elections to ban the sale of almost all flavored nicotine products, as…

November 9, 2022

CA Voters May Pass Nicotine Flavor Ban Bankrolled by Bloomberg

On November 8, California residents will vote on a ballot measure to prohibit the sale of flavored nicotine products. A…

November 3, 2022

Juul Calls FDA Rejection “Substantively Flawed” in Combative Appeal

On October 21, Juul Labs published its administrative appeal of the marketing denial order (MDO) issued by the Food and…

October 24, 2022

FDA Targets Small Vape Companies With Permanent Injunctions

On October 18, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they had filed…

October 19, 2022

Hyde Rejections: The FDA’s Rush to Capitalize on New Youth Vaping Data

On October 6, the day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing a modest uptick…

October 18, 2022

New CDC Data Show Modest Rise in Youth Vaping, Spark Overreactions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doubled down on what’s still being touted as a youth vaping “epidemic”…

October 6, 2022

FDA Enlists Ex-FDA Leadership for Independent Review of Tobacco Center

On September 21, a two-month independent evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco center commenced amid concern from tobacco…

September 28, 2022