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.