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Lindsey Stroud

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lstroud@heartland.org 312-377-4000

Lindsey Stroud is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute.

Stroud’s extensive work on tobacco and vaping policy includes co-authoring Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking and conducting numerous analyses on tobacco harm reduction. Stroud has hosted events in state capitols across the country addressing legislation that restricts adult access to vaping and e-cigarette products, and she has testified before multiple legislative committees. Lindsey’s work

has appeared in outlets across the United States, as well as in various international media outlets.

Stroud is also the host of The Heartland Institute’s Voices of Vapers, a podcast in which Stroud interviews numerous tobacco and tobacco harm reduction policy experts and advocates.

Prior to working for Heartland, Stroud worked as a legislative assistant to a Minnesota state senator and as a session staffer for a Virginia state delegate. In 2012, she interned for a U.S. congressman in Virginia.

Stroud is also currently a board member for THR4Life, a 501(c)(3) that promotes tobacco harm reduction.

Stroud graduated magna cum laude in 2012 from Tidewater Community College with an associate of arts in social science. In 2015, she earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William & Mary. While at William & Mary, Lindsey was a staff writer for the Flat Hat News, during which she covered student government.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning online and retail sales of flavored e-cigarettes, in response to reports of an increase in vaping-related lung diseases.
January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in New Mexico, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in South Dakota, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Washington, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Tennessee, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
December 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legal, regulated vaping products aren't the problem
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November 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Jeff Stier
“The president is truly seeing the industry as what it is: a billion-dollar powerhouse that not only employs people, but saves lives through tobacco harm reduction.” - Lindsey Stroud
November 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Some states have turned future tobacco settlement payments into cash by issuing securities.
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