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.

    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 ...

    Smoking: Just to Get By

    Smoking is a stress relief,” says one of the interview subjects of this Filter film ...

    UK Supermarket Chain Criticized for Displaying Vapes in Exactly the Right Place

    Where should vaping products be stocked in stores? That question was sharply raised in ...

    A Harm Reduction Guide for Parents of Teens Who Vape

    The panic around teenagers who vape was ratcheted up a level last month, when ...

    Philippines Harm Reductionists Share Their Vision Amid a Murderous Drug War

    “It has never been about drugs. It has always been about people.” That’s the ...

    By Ignoring Vaping, Mental Health Orgs Abandon Vulnerable Smokers

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