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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.

Stroud's 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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May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
April 30, 2019
By Dr. Brad Rodu, Lindsey Stroud, Aaron D. Stover
“In a significant development for tobacco harm reduction, I must applaud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for allowing one of the most-revolutionary tobacco harm reduction products to hit the U.S. market.” - Lindsey Stroud
April 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Northam is threatening to veto legislation recently passed by the General Assembly that would require a two-thirds’ majority vote from the Assembly and Senate to allow the Commonwealth to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
April 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
On March 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement the vaping community long assumed to be true: mom-and-pop vape shops are not the major culprits selling kids nicotine and tobacco products.
April 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Across the nation, lawmakers seem stuck in a tragic game of whack-a-mole. The more they try to reduce youth vaping, the more they increase youth combustible cigarette smoking.

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