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.

    New Jersey Governor Signs Bills to Expand Harm Reduction

    On January 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed harm reduction legislation that will ...

    When Smokers With No Plans to Quit Try Vaping, They Often Quit Anyway

    Smokers who did not intend to stop but nonetheless began vaping drastically increased their ...

    Popular Advocate Forced to Close Her Small-Town Vape Shop

    For the past couple of years, Skip Murray has updated a Twitter thread every ...

    Will Biden’s FDA Commissioner Pick Continue the War on Vaping?

    On December 14, Dr. Robert Califf, President Joe Biden’s pick to be the commissioner ...

    FDA Authorizes Reduced-Risk Claims for Cigarettes With Very Low Nicotine

    On December 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two combustible cigarettes with ...

    Federal Data Show Sharp Decrease in Teen Drug Use in 2021

    On December 15, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—a federal research agency in ...