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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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September 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues the merits to a proposal to replace New Jersey's current tax on liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes.
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
August 29, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In July, an NPR segment reported the United States is in the midst of a “significant shortage of injectable opioids.”
August 28, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this comment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Lindsey Stroud urges the regulatory agency to recognize the reduced harm of Camel Snus products.
August 13, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud, Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud and Matthew Glans provide insight on how unions are collecting dues from in-home care workers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule change to protect Medicaid provider payments.
August 3, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.
July 25, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a ballot initiative in South Dakota to increase cigarette and tobacco taxes.
July 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
It’s been more than 50 years since the surgeon general issued a report linking smoking to health hazards such as lung cancer and heart disease.

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