Alex Norcia

drugs-health

The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well

"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Alex Norcia
9.12.19
Drugs Addiction

Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigarettes

"I realised that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
Alex Norcia
9.11.19
drugs-health

JUUL Is Responding to Vaping Health Concerns with a Big Ole Shrug

The e-cigarette giant and the federal government aren't reacting quickly enough to signs vaping carries risks, critics charge.
Alex Norcia
8.29.19
environment-people

Ten Memorable Moments from a Surprisingly Savage Democratic Debate

Standouts included Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and... Marianne Williamson?
Alex Norcia
7.31.19
drugs-health

JUUL Pitched Native American Tribes. It Did Not Go Well

"Anytime part of the tobacco industry targets Native tribes, it raises a lot of alarms."
Alex Norcia
7.26.19
identity-rights

The Strange Convergence of QAnon, Citizen's Arrest, and a Dead Mob Boss

Attempts to right wrongs, real or imagined, can backfire horribly.
Alex Norcia
7.24.19
money-scams

A QAnon Believer Allegedly Killed a Mob Boss. Now Gambino Allies Are Getting Arrested.

Months after a 20-something was accused of gunning down the crime family's leader, cops apparently smelled blood.
Alex Norcia
7.18.19
music features

Forever Warped: On the Beach, at the Tour That Refuses to Die

It was "a funeral where everyone could keep hanging out". For now.
Alex Norcia
7.14.19
drugs-health

San Francisco's Vape 'Ban' Is Turning Into a War Over JUUL and Wokeness

Both sides are claiming the mantle of harm reduction in a fight with stakes for e-cigs across the country.
Alex Norcia
7.12.19
Drugs & Crime

The Absurd Theatre of the Modern Cocaine Bust

When a billion dollars worth of coke was seized last week, experts were quick to remind us that it's not going to solve America's drug problem.
Alex Norcia
6.24.19
climate change

Climate Change May Be Spawning Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Put them together with "brain-eating" amoeba and it's shaping up to be a summer from hell.
Alex Norcia
6.19.19
Religion

When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse

Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.
Alex Norcia
6.14.19
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