Alex Norcia

Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalised Less Often From Coronavirus?

A Greek cardiologist and French neuroscientist are trying to find out.
Alex Norcia
4.29.20
vaping

FDA Admits There's Actually No Evidence Vaping Makes COVID-19 Worse

The federal agency had previously stated that vapers were at an elevated risk of developing complications tied to COVID-19.
Alex Norcia
4.17.20
COVID-19

I Was Quarantined in China, Then in the US. Here's How Things Differed

After watching coronavirus unfold in China and then the U.S. right afterward, I'm struggling with the right way to monitor this disease.
Charles Harris
4.16.20
Work

Coronavirus Is Forcing Some to Choose Between Loved Ones' Safety and Work

Essential workers worry they might bring the disease home to their immunocompromised family members. Some are quitting out of fear.
Alex Norcia
4.13.20
vaping

The UK Government Says What the US Won't: Vaping Is Safer Than Cigarettes

A new report from the England's leading health agency wants to stop the vape panic coming from the U.S. in its tracks.
Alex Norcia
3.6.20
Drugs

Your Vape Could Soon Have a Tracking Chip in It

A former vape manufacturer has created vape-tracking software that he promises won't be a privacy issue.
Alex Norcia
2.21.20
Tobacco

Wall Street Is Buying Cigarettes

Financial analysts are telling their clients that disaster in the vaping industry will only help the tobacco market.
Alex Norcia
2.13.20
magic mushroom

Santa Cruz in the US is Decriminalising Magic Mushrooms

It's the latest victory for psychedelic-reform advocates in the U.S.
Alex Norcia
1.30.20
Drugs

The Trump Administration Just Banned Almost All Flavoured Vape Pods

But menthol- and tobacco-flavored products will remain available for purchase.
Alex Norcia
1.3.20
psychedelics

Psychedelics Were Already Having a Good Year. Then Andrew Yang Tweeted

"We are at the forefront of the fight to end the war on drugs," one advocate said of a budding movement.
Alex Norcia
12.17.19
drugs-health

Here's More Evidence That Flavors Aren't the Reason Teens Vape

"Mint" and "unicorn poop" might not be as compelling to young people as trying something kind of weird and maybe even dangerous.
Alex Norcia
12.11.19
drugs-health

The Netflix Doc 'Broken' Shows How Social Media Helped Feed the Vape Crisis

JUUL exploded for a reason.
Alex Norcia
12.5.19
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