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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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July 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this comment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Lindsey Stroud considers the negative consequences of lowered nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes.
July 3, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a ballot initiative in Montana to increase the tax on all tobacco products.
June 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examine a new tax on vaping products now being considered in New Jersey and the possible effects on smokers trying to quit.
June 6, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this comment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Lindsey Stroud urges the regulatory body to acknowledge the vital role flavors play in tobacco harm reduction.
May 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Lindsey Stroud
“Alderman Ed Burke's proposed ordinance is nothing more than preening for moralizing anti-fun busybodies.” - Jesse Hathway
May 25, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
Monday was National Waitstaff Day, a time to appreciate the estimated 2.25 million waitstaff working in America’s 542,000 eating and drinking establishments, and this year, the U.S. Census Bureau is urging Americans to “add a smile to the tip” as they din
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May 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
According to its mission statement, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for “advancing public health” by providing oversight to the drug development process.
May 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
FDA’s regulation of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices underscore the agency’s unwillingness to promote, or even acknowledge, tobacco harm reduction (THR) products.

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