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.

    Atlantic City’s Flagship Syringe Program in Battle for Survival

    In the past few months, the South Jersey AIDS Alliance (SJAA) has been planning ...

    Poll Shows Huge Public Opposition to “War on Drugs,” After 50 Years

    At a press conference on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared “drug abuse” ...

    San Francisco’s Vape Flavor Ban Saw More Teens Start Smoking

    In the summer of 2018, San Francisco residents voted overwhelmingly to ban the sale ...

    Arizona Finally Decriminalizes Syringe Service Programs

    On May 24, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill decriminalizing syringe service programs ...

    Teens Who Vape Would Be Smoking If Vapes Weren’t Invented, Study Suggests

    A new study suggests that teens who vape would probably be smoking cigarettes instead ...

    Why Japan’s Huge Drop in Smoking Is a Story Prohibitionists Ignore

    Nowhere on Earth has cigarette consumption dropped as rapidly as it has in Japan ...