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.

    Vapers in LMICs Condemn Prohibitions Driven by Western Interests

    On May 27, 2020, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease published a ...

    What Made This Rhode Island Legislator Change Her Mind About Vaping?

    In September 2019, when cases of “EVALI” lung injuries peaked in the United States ...

    The Unfolding Tragedy of India’s Vape Prohibition

    Born and raised in Mumbai, Aditi Sharma now lives in Pune, a sprawling city ...

    Native American Reservations a Haven for New York Vape Shops

    Around Thanksgiving 2019, two months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that ...

    Vape Bans Are Creating a Thriving Illicit Market 

    On a normal day, Nic Holden makes $150 selling liquid nicotine out of his ...

    How South Africa’s Coronavirus Tobacco Prohibition Backfired

    For weeks, you couldn’t walk your dog in South Africa. You couldn’t go to ...