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.

    FDA’s PMTA Process May Finally Have More Transparency

    On April 15, a federal court judge said that the Food and Drug Administration ...

    Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes Make US Debut in Chicago

    On April 13, Chicago convenience stores began selling the first very low nicotine cigarettes ...

    FDA Denies Pod-Based Vape from First Major Tobacco Company

    On April 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent marketing denial orders (MDOs) ...

    The Vape Company at the Center of the FDA Storm

    On the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, at an unassuming warehouse, two young men in ...

    Michele Mital to Become Acting Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

    Michele Mital, the current deputy director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for ...

    Positive Drug Tests for US Workers Reportedly Hit 20-Year High

    Last year, the percentage of employees who tested positive for drugs reached its highest ...

    FDA Authorizes Logic Vapes as “Appropriate for the Protection of Public Health”

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized several tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices ...

    Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic

    A new study by researchers with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that ...

    US Smoking Hits Record Lows. What Will Regulators Make of It?

    Smoking in the United States has declined to the lowest percentage rate in more ...