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PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to President Trump’s Planned Meeting with Vaping Industry

November 11, 2019

“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

On Monday, President Trump tweeted that he planned to meet with medical professionals, individual state representatives and vaping industry leaders “to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.” The president added that “children’s health & safety, together with jobs, will be a focus!”

The Heartland Institute conducts and shares research on vaping and this summer produced Tobacco Harm Reducation 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers.

The following statements from vaping experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below. To book a Heartland guest on your program, please contact Media Specialist Billy Aouste at media@heartland.org and 312/377-4000.


“What an amazing move by President Trump. While e-cigarettes still remain a top story that the media uses to create and spread misinformation and fear mongering, 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
State Government Relations Manager
The Heartland Institute
lstroud@heartland.org
312/377-4000

Ms. Stroud is the host of The Heartland Institute Podcast Voices of Vapers. Search for it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.


 “The FDA must finally formulate sensible, science-based policies to achieve two key goals: (1) enforce existing rules that ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and (2), support adult smokers who attempt to quit with e-cigarettes, as recommended by the American Cancer Society.”

Jeff Stier
Senior Fellow, Consumer Choice Center
Policy Advisor, The Heartland Institute
jeffstier@gmail.com
312/377-4000

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Alcohol & Tobacco
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Lindsey Stroud is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute.
lstroud@heartland.org
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Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. He is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
jeffstier@gmail.com @jeffastier