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Lindsey Stroud

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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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November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would ban sales of all flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in Suffolk County, New York.
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
There is little evidence to suggest RGGI has reduced CO2 emissions, rather the initiative acts as a regressive tax and is expected to cost Pennsylvania electric generators at least an additional $275 million a year, according to one low estimate.
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.
October 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
More and more young Americans are being hospitalized for side effects from so-called “vaping.” Or so the federal government wants you to think.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Unless you live under a rock, odds are you’ve seen countless, glaring headlines of American youth being hospitalized “due to vaping.”

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