Amelia Howard is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Her dissertation explores the social history of vapor technologies. Specifically, she is interested in the role played by "lead-users" in product innovation and in shaping the consumer market, the political and cultural dynamics of controversies surrounding the regulation of e-cigarettes, and the implications of various regulatory regimes for innovation and knowledge making practices in the vaping space. Amelia advocates for harm reduction policies that, in addition to making products available to consumers, recognize and protect users' ability to innovate in the market.