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.

    Global COVID Vaccination Rates for People in Prison Remain Far Too Low

    On December 14, Harm Reduction International (HRI) and Penal Reform International (PRI)—two non-governmental organizations ...

    People Changed the Ways They Use Drugs During the Pandemic

    The 2021 Global Drug Survey (GDS), the newly published report from the largest annual ...

    China’s Decision to Regulate Vaping Products Has Global Implications

    China revealed on November 26 that it would officially regulate vaping products under its ...

    Safe Consumption Sites Are Opening in New York City

    On November 30, New York City authorized two safe consumption sites to begin operations ...

    Congressman Sets His Sights on Unregulated Synthetic Nicotine

    On November 8, Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois), the chair of the Subcommittee on Economic ...

    FDA Memos Reveal Its “Fatal Flaw” Rejection Plan for Flavored Vapes

    There’s an ongoing theory about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the vaping ...