NSRA - Non-Smokers' Rights Association http://www.nsra-adnf.ca

This site is also available en fran├žais NSRA Home Page Site MapContact UsSearch
Smoke-Free Laws Database
Forensic Investigative Associates, Rod Stamler and the U.S. "National Coalition against Crime and Tobacco Contraband"

During the Canadian smuggling ‘crisis’ of the early 1990s, one of the most prominent advocates for a tobacco tax rollback was Rod Stamler, former assistant commissioner of the RCMP. (Stamler was hired by the Canadian tobacco industry — see p. 10 of Imperial Tobacco’s memo to BAT headquarters about its tax rollback campaign.) Stamler and his firm, Forensic Investigative Associates, are still active on behalf of something called the “National Coalition against Crime and Tobacco Contraband.” This Coalition has all the hallmarks of a tobacco industry front group. However, FIA’s “reports” on the threat of tobacco smuggling in the United States are still widely circulated, often with no indication of who is paying the piper.

For further information:

Share top  
Related Articles
According to the latest results from the Canadian Community Health Survey, in 2014, 18.1% of Canadians aged 12 and older-about 5.4 million people were smokers. According to the same study, males smoked more than females: 21.4% vs. 14.8%.
Get Involved! Help fund some of the most critical health advocacy and law reform work performed anywhere by becoming a member of the Non-Smokers' Rights Association or donating to the Smoking and Health Action Foundation now. Click here for more information.