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 US. Helen is also a documentary filmmaker.

    Filter Video: Inside Portugal’s First Mobile Safe Consumption Site

    In April of this year, Portugal, a country well known for having decriminalized all ...

    US Arrival of Heat-Not-Burn Is Another Option for Smokers to Switch

    Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IQOS, a device that delivers ...

    Cops Morphing Into Social Workers Is Not a Solution

    All across the US, law enforcement asserts its power through its sheer visibility in ...

    San Francisco Vapes Ban the Logical Next Step of a Harmful Campaign

    The March 19 announcement by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera of steps to ...