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.

    The Media Needs to Get Vaping Right on the First Try

    In mid-September, two articles in prominent news outlets caused an uproar over how the media ...

    House Democrats Seek to Hike Taxes on Vapes as Smokers Keep Dying

    On September 12, influential House Democrats circulated a new tax proposal around Washington meant ...

    The FDA Denies 800 More Flavored Vaping Products. Is This a Pattern?

    On August 31, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied the PMTA applications for ...

    Denied FDA Authorization, Vaping Companies Start to Explore Loopholes

    On August 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied the first marketing applications ...

    Why the FDA Denied 4.5 Million Product Applications From One Vape Company

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

    At SXSW 2022, Drug Legalization Is Trendy—Unless the Drug Is Nicotine

    There’s no cultural barometer quite like South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual weeklong festival ...