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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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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.
August 6, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
After banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavoring in e-cigarettes, San Francisco is snuffing out tobacco harm reduction again.
August 1, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
July 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
"Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers" provides information to help lawmakers understand the tremendous health (and economic) advantages e-cigarettes provide.
July 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
This policy booklet aims to inform key stakeholders, including policymakers, about THR products, specifically e-cigarettes and vaping devices, while debunking many of the myths associated with e-cigarettes.
July 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as enact a new excise tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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).
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