Alex Norcia

    Alex is a staff writer at Filter. He previously worked as a reporter and copy editor at VICE, and has been published in The New York Times MagazineThe Columbia Journalism ReviewThe Nation and The Daily Beast, among other outlets. He is also a freelance editorial consultant for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; The Influence Foundation, which operates Filter, has received both restricted and general support grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Alex is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    FDA Rejects 4.5 Million PMTA Applications From a Single Vape Company

    On August 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered that 4.5 million vaping ...

    WHO Decides Tobacco Harm Reduction Talks Can Wait Until 2023

    Despite 8 million annual smoking-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) seems to have ...

    The Rise of Synthetic Nicotine Risks Regulatory “Whack-a-Mole”

    When Taylor Cage attends the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas every year, ...

    Atlantic City Council Votes to End Syringe Program at Chaotic Meeting

    Thank you, have a good evening. Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt repeated the ...

    Why Ethan Nadelmann Has Unfinished Business With Drugs

    Ethan Nadelmann founded—and for decades ran—the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), and is without question ...

    Advocates Mobilize Around Besieged Atlantic City Syringe Program

    On July 6, New Jersey harm reduction organizations met at Firefighters Memorial, a small park ...