Helen Redmond Helen Redmond

    Helen is the senior editor of Filter. She has written about nicotine, mental health and drug policy for publications including Al Jazeera, AlterNet, Harper’s and The Influence. As an LCSW, she works with drug users in medical and community mental health settings. An expert on tobacco harm reduction, she provides training and consultation on mental health, nicotine use and THR, and in 2016 organized the first Tobacco Harm Reduction Conference in the U.S. Helen is also a documentary filmmaker.

    By Ignoring Vaping, Mental Health Orgs Abandon Vulnerable Smokers

    Recently, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) came out in ...

    Asia Has a Smoking Epidemic—But Also Incredible Harm Reduction Innovations

    The second Asia Harm Reduction Forum convened in Manila on November 14. Organized by ...

    “I Was Just Ignorant”—World-Renowned Vaping Researcher on His Dramatic Conversion

    Dr. Riccardo Polosa is professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania, Italy, and ...

    “Organizing Through Pain”—Harm Reduction Leaders Address Race and Structural Violence

    A panel session titled “Organizing Through Pain and Policy: Multiracial Organizing in the Opioid ...

    In Defense of Juul, After the Latest Media Hit-Piece

    The media frenzy against Juul, the US market leader in vaping products, is on ...

    The War on Nicotine Pits Prejudice Against Public Health

    There’s a war on nicotine. And just like the War on Drugs in general, ...