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.

    Will the Drug Liberation Movement Make Room for Nicotine?

    I recently came across a tweet from high-profile psychedelics researcher Matthew Johnson that took ...

    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 ...