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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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October 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The local ordinance would ban sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Utah Department of Health found that 94 percent of patients diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses reported vaping THC-containing devices.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In a September report, the Connecticut Department of Public Health noted all interviewed patients reported vaping THC products. Later reports do not include information on substances Connecticut patients had vaped prior to hospitalization.
October 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The ban goes into effect on October 22, will be in place for 120 days, and temporarily bans the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint menthol, but does not include tobacco and marijuana flavors.
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.”
September 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
It should come as no big surprise that Americans are not the world’s best mathematicians.
September 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
“President Trump’s recent proposal to ban flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is an affront to tobacco harm reduction and would lead former smokers back to combustible cigarettes.”
August 13, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Warren barely scratched the surface on the audacity of unelected and unaccountable executive agency officials who blatantly abuse their positions of power for their own gain.

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