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.

    There Are Now an Estimated 82 Million Vapers Worldwide

    There were 82 million vapers in the world in 2021, according to new data ...

    FDA Poised to Gain Regulatory Power Over Synthetic Nicotine

    Lawmakers have inserted language into a federal spending bill that would give the Food ...

    Lawmakers Push Back Georgia’s Stealth Ban of Synthetic Nicotine

    On March 7, Georgia’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs amended a vape ...

    The Federal Menthol Cigarette Ban Is Slowly Moving Forward

    At the end of February, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered two proposed ...

    Three States Have Bills to Ban Synthetic Nicotine by Stealth

    Legislators in three different states—Georgia, Maryland and Mississippi—have recently introduced bills that would only ...

    Outcry After High School Students Strip-Searched for Vapes

    In mid-January, staff at a Wisconsin high school conducted invasive searches of six female ...

    Altria Can Keep Its Stake in Juul, Judge Rules. What Are the Implications?

    On February 15, an administrative law judge dismissed a complaint issued from the Federal ...

    Senate Narrowly Confirms Robert Califf as the Next Head of the FDA

    On February 15, the Senate narrowly confirmed Dr. Robert Califf as the next commissioner ...