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.

    International Experts Slam World Health Organization’s Deceptive Vaping Release

    The World Health Organization (WHO) published an astonishingly bad Q&A on electronic cigarettes on ...

    The Futile Cruelty of the US-Led Drug War in Afghanistan⁠—What Now?

    A report published last month by the Washington Post—The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history ...

    U-Haul’s Hateful Policy of Barring Nicotine Users From Employment

    U-Haul? More like U-Hate. The ubiquitous moving-and-storage company has made clear that it hates ...

    Grappling With the “Promise and Perils” of Public Health

    Speakers on a November 7 panel at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Reform conference in ...

    Eric Garner’s Mother Speaks Out Against Proposed NYC Menthols Ban

    Gwendolyn Carr, the mother of  Eric Garner—who was killed by NYPD police officer Daniel ...

    New York’s Vape Flavor Ban Has Been Blocked—For Now

    In a victory for vapers and vape shop owners, a state appellate court imposed ...