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Lindsey Stroud

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Lindsey Stroud joined The Heartland Institute in 2016 as a Government Relations Coordinator. In 2017, Lindsey was named State Government Relations Manager.

Lindsey Stroud joined The Heartland Institute in 2016 as a Government Relations Coordinator. In 2017, Lindsey was named State Government Relations Manager. Her role includes interacting with elected officials and staff, legislation tracking, and research and writing on various issues.

Lindsey’s work includes research on vaping and tobacco policy, and Article V constitutional reform efforts. Lindsey is co-author of Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking. Lindsey’s work on vaping and tobacco harm reduction has appeared in papers across the country, and in international media outlets.

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute, Lindsey worked as a legislative assistant to a Minnesota state senator, and as a session staffer for a Virginia state delegate in 2015. In 2012, she interned for a U.S. Congressman in Virginia.

Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from Tidewater Community College with an Associate of Arts in Social Science in 2012. In 2015, Lindsey graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government. While at William and Mary, Lindsey was a staff writer for the Flat Hat News and covered student government.

Lindsey is currently a board member for THR4Life, a 501(c)3 that promotes tobacco harm reduction and has volunteered at numerous organizations. Lindsey is originally from Michigan, and is enjoying her time in Chicago. When she has free time, she likes to play as much golf as she can.

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would add a 20 percent special excise tax on cigarette products and apply the state's privilege tax to e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
March 14, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposals in the Granite State would apply a 65 percent tax to e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
March 6, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation restricting access to vaping products, yet not combustible cigarettes, is a disservice to public health.
March 6, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
July 2019 will mark two years since Minnesota repealed its Prohibition-era ban on selling alcohol on Sundays.
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March 5, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Study finds that military services members smoke at a lesser rate than the general population and that 11.1 percent of military service members report daily e-cigarette use.
February 13, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Words matter. For example, when the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decries an “epidemic,” the media and state policymakers pay attention.
November 15, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
ACS and many other public health groups fail to acknowledge how successful this year’s Smokeout will be due to the popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
September 12, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud, Gregory Conley
“Although ‘protecting the children’ is a laudable goal, this rhetoric is overused and threatens the millions of smokers who have quit smoking combustible cigarettes by using these products.” - Lindsey Stroud

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