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 US. Helen is also a documentary filmmaker.

    As New Zealand Cigarette Taxes Climb, So Do Harms to Poor and Indigenous Smokers

    When it comes to taxing cigarettes, there’s rarely any opposition from lawmakers. “Sin taxes,” ...

    Mexico Supreme Court Nixes Import Ban on “Heat-Not-Burn” Harm Reduction Products

    On July 16, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that heated tobacco products (HTP), sometimes known ...

    Why a Menthol Cigarette Ban Cannot Be the Answer

    It’s Been A Long Time Coming…A Long Time Coming…But I Know A Change is ...

    The Methadone Manifesto: A Powerful Blow Against the Clinic System

    The Methadone Manifesto is a brilliant, badass, long-overdue gut punch to the antiquated US ...

    One Year Into COVID, Methadone Deliveries Show the Way Forward

    Created in the spring of 2020, the New York City Methadone Delivery System (MDS) ...

    Study Shows How Much Vapes Can Help Smokers With Schizophrenia

    A groundbreaking study from Italy with adults who have schizophrenia spectrum disorders found that ...

    Boston’s “Methadone Mile” and the Wars on Drug Users, Unhoused People

    Four gentrifying Boston neighborhoods—Roxbury, Dorchester, the South End and South Boston—collide and form the ...

    Biden Has a COVID Plan, But Won’t Learn Deeper Health Care Lessons

    Donald Trump, the corrupt, narcissistic demagogue, has left the Whitehouse in the midst of ...