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Lindsey Stroud

Creator & Manager,
Tobacco Harm Reduction 101

Tobacco Harm Reduction 101 continues the work of Lindsey Stroud on tobacco and vapor products.  

Stroud’s extensive work on tobacco and vaping policy includes co-authoring Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking and authoring Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers, 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 appeared in outlets across the United States, as well as in various international media outlets. Stroud was 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 is currently a board member for the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association. 

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.


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