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.

    National Drug-User Union Emphasizes Tobacco Harm Reduction

    Cigarette smoking among people who use illicit drugs doesn’t receive much attention, despite the ...

    Philly’s Addiction-Treatment Smoking Ban Ends, Leaving Bitter Taste

    The horribly misguided smoking and vaping ban in Philadelphia’s city-funded drug treatment programs, including ...

    Women’s Voices Among Those Absent at the Global Tobacco Control COP

    Global tobacco control is deeply political, divisive, and reflects the prevailing gendered and other ...

    The FDA’s Vape Fiasco Will Perpetuate Smoking Deaths

    What’s not to love to hate about the Food and Drug Administration’s non-decisions on ...

    Afghanistan’s “Forever” Drug War Has No End in Sight

    “It is time to end the forever war,” declared President Joe Biden. After 20 ...

    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,” ...