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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor George Thomson

PositionHonorary Associate Professor (Research)
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsBA (History and Politics), Masters (Public Policy), PhD
Research summaryTobacco control, health policy and health politics.

Research

George's research interests are in tobacco control, health policy and health politics. His work includes researching government and business behaviour as determinants of population health, with recent research covering:

  • The effects and ethics of tobacco taxation.
  • Smoking and smokefree areas outdoors and in vehicles .
  • Tobacco endgames.

His research has been funded by the Health Research Council, the Cancer Society, the Heart Foundation, and ASH NZ, and he has been a co-investigator on two Marsden Foundation funded projects.

Publications

Wilson, N., Clement, C., Summers, J. A., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2022). Differential lifespan impacts on veterans by war exposure in the First World War. BMJ Military Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/military-2022-002278

Wilson, N., Carter, R., Heath, D., Zhang, W., Martinez, E., Robertson, L., … Thomson, G. W., Hoek, J., & Edwards, R. (2022). Assessing cigarette smuggling at a time of border closure to international tourists: Survey of littered packs in New Zealand. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057603

Wilson, N., Clement, C., Summers, J. A., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2021). Impact of war on veteran life span: Natural experiment involving combat versus non-combat exposed military personnel. BMJ Military Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2021-001991

Wilson, N., Gurram, N., Grout, L., & Thomson, G. (2021). A survey of the smokefree status of pedestrian-only spaces in 10 New Zealand local government areas. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 69-80. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2021). Deficient handwashing amenities in public toilets in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: A multi-regional survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 18-27. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2017). Global tobacco industry. In S. R. Quah & W. Cockerham (Eds.), The International encyclopedia of public health (Vol. 3). (2nd ed.) (pp. 292-300). Oxford, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00463-X

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2015). The global tobacco industry. In M. J. Caplan (Ed.), Reference module in biomedical sciences. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.03201-3

Chapter in Book - Research

Gifford, H., & Thomson, G. (2012). Smoke free environments for children: The relationship between schools and wider smoke free environments. In J. A. O'Dea (Ed.), Current Issues and controversies in school and community health, sport and physical education. (pp. 157-166). Nova.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2008). The tobacco industry. In K. Heggenhougen & S. Quah (Eds.), International encyclopedia of public health (Vol. 6). (pp. 331-337). San Diego, USA: Academic Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Crane, J. (2008). Rethinking the regulatory framework for tobacco control in New Zealand. In A. Ghose (Ed.), Impact of government policies on marketing strategies. (pp. 179-188). Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, G. W., & Wilson, N. (2001). Tobacco control policy. In P. Davis & T. Ashton (Eds.), Health and public policy in New Zealand. (pp. 237-254). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Wilson, N., Clement, C., Summers, J. A., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2022). Differential lifespan impacts on veterans by war exposure in the First World War. BMJ Military Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/military-2022-002278

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2021). Deficient handwashing amenities in public toilets in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: A multi-regional survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 18-27. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Clement, C., Summers, J. A., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2021). Impact of war on veteran life span: Natural experiment involving combat versus non-combat exposed military personnel. BMJ Military Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2021-001991

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Wilson, N., Clement, C., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2021). Health impacts for New Zealand military personnel from the South African War of 1899-1902. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1532), 22-43. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Gurram, N., Grout, L., & Thomson, G. (2021). A survey of the smokefree status of pedestrian-only spaces in 10 New Zealand local government areas. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 69-80. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

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Clement, C., Abeling, S., Deely, J., Teng, A., Thomson, G., Johnston, D., & Wilson, N. (2019). Descriptive epidemiology of New Zealand's highest mortality earthquake: Hawke's Bay in 1931. Scientific Reports, 9, 4914. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41432-6

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Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2019). Shade in playgrounds: Findings from a nationwide survey and implications for urban health policy. Journal of Public Health, 27(5), 669-674. doi: 10.1007/s10389-018-0990-9

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Gurram, N., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Hoek, J. (2019). Electronic cigarette online marketing by New Zealand vendors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1506), 20-33. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Nee-Nee, J., Sutherland, K., Holland, R., Wilson, M., Ackland, S., Bocock, C., Cartmell, A., Earp, J., Grove, C., Hewson, C., Jeffries, W., Keefe, L., Lockyer, J., Patel, S., Quintans, M., Robbie, M., Teape, L., Yang, J., Wilson, N., Hoek, J., & Thomson, G. (2019). Tobacco pack display at hospitality venues after the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in New Zealand: A field observation study. BMJ Open, 9, e027868. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027868

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Thomson, G., Nee-Nee, J., Sutherland, K., Holland, R., Wilson, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Observed vaping and smoking in outdoor public places: Piloting objective data collection for policies on outdoor vaping. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(4), 401-402. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12907

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Crosbie, E., & Thomson, G. (2018). Regulatory chills: Tobacco industry legal threats and the politics of tobacco standardised packaging in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1473), 25-41. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Crosbie, E., Thomson, G., Freeman, B., & Bialous, S. (2018). Advancing progressive health policy to reduce NCDs amidst international commercial opposition: Tobacco standardised packaging in Australia. Global Public Health, 13(12), 1753-1766. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2018.1443485

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Gage, R., Wilson, N., Signal, L., Barr, M., Reeder, A., & Thomson, G. (2018). Using Google Earth to assess shade for sun protection in urban recreation spaces: Methods and results. Journal of Health Communication, 43, 1061-1068. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0522-0

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Signal, L. N., Bowers, S. G., Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Hudson, S., Jenkin, G. L. S., Lanumata, T. S., Russell, M. L., Thomson, G., & Walton, M. D. (2018). Process, pitfalls and profits: Lessons from interviewing New Zealand policy-makers. Health Promotion International, 33(2), 187-194. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw065

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Tinawi, G., Gray, T., Knight, T., Glass, C., Domanski, N., Wilson, N., Hoek, J., & Thomson, G. (2018). Highly deficient alcohol health warning labels in a high-income country with a voluntary system. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(5), 616-626. doi: 10.1111/dar.12814

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Wilson, N., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2018). Surveying all public drinking water fountains in a city: Outdoor field observations and Google Street View. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(1), 83-85. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12730

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Lowrie, C., Pearson, A. L., & Thomson, G. (2017). Inequities in coverage of smokefree space policies within the United States. BMC Public Health, 17, 456. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4385-6

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Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2017). Smokefree signage at New Zealand racecourses and sports facilities with outdoor stands. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1464), 80-86. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Ferguson, C., Rice, G., Baker, M. G., Schrader, B., Clement, C., & Thomson, G. (2017). Remembering the 1918 influenza pandemic: National suvey of memorials and scope for enhancing educational value around pandemic preparedness. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1465), 53-70. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Morales, A., Guy, N., & Thomson, G. (2017). Marked decline of sudden mass fatality events in New Zealand 1900 to 2015: The basic epidemiology. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(3), 275-279. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12652

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Clews, C., Brajkovich-Payne, R., Dwight, E., Fauzul, A. A., Burton, M., Carleton, O., Cook, J., Deroles, C., Faulkner, R., Furniss, M., Herewini, A., Huband, D., Jones, N., Kim, C. W., Stanley, J., Li, A., Wilson, N., Lu, J., & Thomson, G. (2016). Alcohol in urban streetscapes: A comparison of the use of Google Street View and on-street observation. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 442. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3115-9

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Healey, B., Hoek, J., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., Taylor, S., & Edwards, R. (2015). Youth exposure to in-vehicle second-hand smoke and their smoking behaviours: Trends and associations in repeated national surveys (2006-2012). Tobacco Control, 24(2), 146-152. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051124

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Ivory, V. C., Blakely, T., Richardson, K., Thomson, G., & Carter, K. (2015). Do changes in neighborhood and household levels of smoking and deprivation result in changes in individual smoking behavior? A large-scale longitudinal study of New Zealand adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 182(5), 431-440. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv097

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Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Collins, D., & Edwards, R. (2015). Attitudes to smoke-free outdoor regulations in the USA and Canada: A review of 89 surveys. Tobacco Control, 25(5), 506-516. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052426

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Wilson, N., Blaschke, P., Thomson, G., Nghiem, N., & Horrocks, J. (2015). Public health aspects of feral deer, goats and pigs in New Zealand: A review to inform eradication decisions. New Zealand Geographer, 71(3), 177-188. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12086

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Chan, J., Burnett, T., Baillie, R., Blomfield, S., Cameron-Christie, P., Dickson, J., Fleischl, W., Gandhi, S., Gordon, K., Heo, J., Kesy, A., Kao, A. Y., Kenny, C., Knight, A., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2014). Smoking in outdoor areas of bars and cafés: Large differences between midday and evening prevalences. Drugs: Education, Prevention, & Policy, 21(6), 484-488. doi: 10.3109/09687637.2014.917273

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Collinson, L., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2014). Violent deaths of media workers associated with conflict in Iraq, 2003-2012. PeerJ, 2, e390. doi: 10.7717/peerj.390

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Duignan, M., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2014). "Good intentions, but inadequate practices": Sun protection in early childhood centres: A qualitative study from New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1389). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Jaine, R., Russell, M., Edwards, R., & Thomson, G. (2014). New Zealand tobacco retailers’ attitudes to selling tobacco, point-of-sale display bans and other tobacco control measures: A qualitative analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Martin, N., McHugh, H., Murtagh, J., Oliver-Rose, C., Panesar, D., Pengelly, H., Rieper, S., Schofield, H., Singh, V., Speed, A., Strachan, R., Tapsell, T. K., Trafford, S., van Ryn, S., Ward, E., Whiting, R., Wilson-van Duin, M., Wu, Z., Purdie, G., van der Deen, F. S., Thomson, G., Pearson, A. L., & Wilson, N. (2014). Observational study of the visibility of branded tobacco packaging and smoking at outdoor bars/cafés in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1404). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Pearson, A. L., Nutsford, D., & Thomson, G. (2014). Measuring visual exposure to smoking behaviours: A viewshed analysis of smoking at outdoor bars and cafés across a capital city's downtown area. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 300. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-300

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Thomson, G., Oliver, J., & Wilson, N. (2014). Trends in smoking in vehicles at a local community-level in New Zealand: Wainuiomata 2005–2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1397). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Oliver, J., & Thomson, G. (2014). Smoking close to others and butt littering at bus stops: Pilot observational study. PeerJ, 2, e272. doi: 10.7717/peerj.272

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Edwards, R., Wilson, N., Peace, J., Weerasekera, D., Thomson, G. W., & Gifford, H. (2013). Support for a tobacco endgame and increased regulation of the tobacco industry among New Zealand smokers: Results from a National Survey. Tobacco Control, 22, e86-e93. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050324

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McCool, J., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Gifford, H. (2013). Crossing the smoking divide for young adults: Expressions of stigma and identity among smokers and nonsmokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(2), 552-556. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts136

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Patel, V., Nowostawski, M., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Medlin, H. (2013). Developing a smartphone 'app' for public health research: The example of measuring observed smoking in vehicles. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 67, 446-452. doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-201774

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Patel, V., Thomson, G. W., & Wilson, N. (2013). Cigarette butt littering in city streets: A new methodology for studying and results. Tobacco Control, 22, 59-62. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050529

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Patel, V., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2013). Attitudes of business people to proposed smokefree shopping streets. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(1), 287-290. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts115

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Patel, V., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2013). Objective measurement of area differences in 'private' smoking behaviour: Observing smoking in vehicles. Tobacco Control, 22, 130-135. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050119

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Thomson, G., Russell, M., Jenkin, G., Patel, V., & Wilson, N. (2013). Informing outdoor smokefree policy: Methods for measuring the proportion of people smoking in outdoor public areas. Health & Place, 20, 19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.11.006

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Walton, M., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2013). Public policy to promote healthy nutrition in schools: Views of policymakers. Health Education Journal, 72(3), 283-291. doi: 10.1177/0017896912442950

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Wilson, N., Summers, J. A., Baker, M. G., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2013). Fatal injury epidemiology among the New Zealand military forces in the First World War. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1385). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Thomson, G. W., Edwards, R., & Blakely, T. (2013). Potential advantages and disadvantages of an endgame strategy: A 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply. Tobacco Control, 22(Suppl. 1), i18-i21. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050791

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Edwards, R., Peace, J., Russell, M., Gifford, H., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2012). Qualitative exploration of public and smoker understanding of, and reactions to, an endgame solution to the tobacco epidemic. BMC Public Health, 12, 782. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-782

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Edwards, R., Peace, J., Stanley, J., Atkinson, J., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2012). Setting a good example? Changes in smoking prevalence among key occupational groups in New Zealand: Evidence from the 1981 and 2006 censuses. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(3), 329-337. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr218

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Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Gifford, H., Pirikahu, G., McCool, J., Pene, G., Edwards, R., & Thomson, G. (2012). Tobacco branding, plain packaging, pictorial warnings, and symbolic consumption. Qualitative Health Research, 22(5), 630-639. doi: 10.1177/1049732311431070

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Hoek, J., Vaudrey, R., Gendall, P., Edwards, R., & Thomson, G. (2012). Tobacco retail displays: A comparison of industry arguments and retailers' experiences. Tobacco Control, 21(5), 497-501. doi: 10.1136/tc.2011.043687

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Jenkin, G., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2012). Nutrition policy in whose interests? A New Zealand case study. Public Health Nutrition, 15(8), 1483-1488. doi: 10.1017/s1368980011003028

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Patel, V., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2012). Smoking increases air pollution levels in city streets: Observational and fine particulate data. Health & Place, 18(5), 1202-1205. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.05.005

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Thomson, G., Edwards, R., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2012). What are the elements of the tobacco endgame? Tobacco Control, 21(2), 293-295. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.040881

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Austin, S., & Thomson, G. (2011). ‘Getting rid of tobacco...that's the key': Strong feelings of Pacific policymakers in New Zealand about tobacco, and smoking around children. Pacific Health Dialog, 17(1), 99-106.

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Edwards, R., Russell, M., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Gifford, H. (2011). Daring to dream: Reactions to tobacco endgame ideas among policy-makers, media and public health practitioners. BMC Public Health, 11, 580. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-580

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Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Thomson, G., Edwards, R., Pene, G., Gifford, H., … McCool, J. (2011). Young adults' interpretations of tobacco brands: Implications for tobacco control. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13(10), 911-918. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr094

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Hudson, S., & Thomson, G. (2011). Policymakers and the example of smoking to children: A qualitative study. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 9, 1. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-9-1

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Jenkin, G. L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2011). Framing obesity: The framing contest between industry and public health at the New Zealand inquiry into obesity. Obesity Reviews, 12(12), 1022-1030. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00918.x

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Parry, R., Prior, B., Sykes, A. J., Tay, J.-L., Walsh, B., Wright, N., Pearce, K., Richmond, G., Robertson, A., Roselan, J., Shum, P. Y., Taylor, G., Thachanamurthy, P., Zheng, T. T., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2011). Smokefree streets: A pilot study of methods to inform policy. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13(5), 389-394. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq250

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Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., & Edwards, R. (2011). Strong smoker interest in 'setting an example to children' by quitting: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 81-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00638.x

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Wilson, H., & Thomson, G. (2011). 'Balancing acts': The politics and processes of smokefree area policymaking in a small state. Health Policy, 101(1), 79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.08.017

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Blakely, T., Carter, K., Wilson, N., Edwards, R., Woodward, A., Thomson, G., & Sarfati, D. (2010). If nobody smoked tobacco in New Zealand from 2020 onwards, what effect would this have on ethnic inequalities in life expectancy? New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1320/4264/content.pdf

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Elkin, L., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2010). Connecting world youth with tobacco brands: YouTube and the internet policy vacuum on Web 2.0. Tobacco Control, 19, 361-366. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.035949

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Gifford, H., Parata, K., & Thomson, G. (2010). Māori challenges and crown responsibilities: Māori policymaker ideas on smokefree policy options. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1326). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1326/4443/content.pdf

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Halkett, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Getting an outdoor smokefree policy: The case of Kapiti Coast District Council. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1308). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1308/3941/content.pdf

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Hoek, J., Gifford, H., Pirikahu, G., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2010). How do tobacco retail displays affect cessation attempts? Findings from a qualitative study. Tobacco Control, 19(4), 334-337. doi: 10.1136/tc.2009.031203

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Hoek, J., Wilson, N., Allen, M., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Li, J. (2010). Lessons from New Zealand's introduction of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(11), 861-866. doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.076695

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Lanumata, T., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2010). Pacific solutions to reducing smoking around Pacific children in New Zealand: A qualitative study of Pacific policymaker views. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1308). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1308/3945/content.pdf

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Rouch, G., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Hudson, S., Edwards, R., Gifford, H., & Lanumata, T. (2010). Public, private and personal: Qualitative research on policymaker's opinions on smokefree interventions to protect children in 'private' spaces. BMC Public Health, 10, 797. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-797

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Thomson, G., Hudson, S., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2010). A qualitative case study of policy maker views about the protection of children from smoking in cars. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(9), 970-977. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq124

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Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Blakely, T., & Edwards, R. (2010). Ending appreciable tobacco use in a nation: Using a sinking lid on supply. Tobacco Control, 19(5), 431-435. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.036681

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Thornley, L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Does industry regulation of food advertising protect child rights? Critical Public Health, 20(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1080/09581590802566461

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Walton, M., Waiti, J., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2010). Identifying barriers to promoting healthy nutrition in New Zealand primary schools. Health Education Journal, 69(1), 84-94. doi: 10.1177/0017896910363152

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Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Blakely, T., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Gifford, H. (2010). What is behind smoker support for new smokefree areas? National survey data. BMC Public Health, 10, 498. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-498

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Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Devlin, M., & Gifford, H. (2010). Characteristics of smoker support for increasing a dedicated tobacco tax: National survey data from New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(2), 168-173. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp178

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Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Waa, A., Glover, M., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2009). Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: A multifaceted evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-12

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Hyslop, B., & Thomson, G. (2009). Smokefree outdoor areas without the smoke-police: The New Zealand local authority experience. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1303). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1303/3797/content.pdf

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Lanumata, T., & Thomson, G. (2009). Unequal risks, unmet needs: The tobacco burden for Pacific peoples in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1303). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1303/3795/content.pdf

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Peace, J., Wilson, N., Hoek, J., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2009). Survey of descriptors on cigarette packs: Still misleading consumers? New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1303). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1303/3801/content.pdf

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Tapp, D., & Thomson, G. (2009). Smokefree cars in New Zealand: Rapid research among stakeholders on attitudes and future directions. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1303). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1303/3799/content.pdf

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Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2009). Public attitudes to laws for smoke-free private vehicles: A brief review. Tobacco Control, 18(4), 256-261. doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.027672

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Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2009). At the frontier of tobacco control: A brief review of public attitudes toward smoke-free outdoor places. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(6), 584-590. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp046

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Walton, M., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2009). Household economic resources as a determinant of childhood nutrition: Policy responses for New Zealand. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 36, 194-207.

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Wilson, N., Blakely, T., Edwards, R., Weerasekera, D., & Thomson, G. (2009). Support by New Zealand smokers for new types of smokefree areas: National survey data. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1303). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1303/3802/content.pdf

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Wilson, N., Peace, J., Li, J., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Stanley, J., & Thomson, G. (2009). Distribution of new graphic warning labels: Are tobacco companies following regulations? Tobacco Induced Diseases, 5(1), 14. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-5-14

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Wilson, N., Thomson, G., Edwards, R., & Peace, J. (2009). Estimating missed government tax revenue from foreign tobacco: Survey of discarded cigarette packs. Tobacco Control, 18(5), 416-418. doi: 10.1136/tc.2009.031278

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Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., Edwards, R., Thomson, G., & Devlin, M. (2009). Misperceptions of 'Light' cigarettes abound: National survey data. BMC Public Health, 9, 126. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-126

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Edwards, R., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Waa, A., Bullen, C., O'Dea, D., Gifford, H., … Woodward, A. (2008). After the smoke has cleared: Evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 17(1), e2. doi: 10.1136/tc.2007.020347

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McCool, J. P., Freeman, B., Thomson, G., & Paul, S. (2008). Public and media responses to the first tobacco litigation trial in New Zealand (Pou versus BAT). Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 34, 152-162.

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Quedley, M., Ng, B., Sapre, N., Blakiston, M., Crawford, A., Devadas, R., McLaren, H., Anand, S., Tipu, M., Dayal, V., Chandrasiri, S., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2008). In sight, in mind: Retailer compliance with legislation on limiting retail tobacco displays. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(8), 1347-1354. doi: 10.1080/14622200802238860

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Riddick, L., Thomson, G., Wilson, N., & Purdie, G. (2008). Killing the canary: The international epidemiology of the homicide of media workers. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62(8), 682-688. doi: 10.1136/jech.2007.062794

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Tay, S., & Thomson, G. (2008). What Wellington region city councillors think of smokefree outdoor places. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1276). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1276/3121/content.pdf

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Thomson, G., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Gifford, H. (2008). Evidence and arguments on tobacco retail displays: Marketing an addictive drug to children? New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1276). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1276/3120/content.pdf

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Thomson, G., Wilson, N., Bushell, L., Al Matar, W., Ball, B., Chiu, J., Culliford, N., Gately, C., Gibson, K., Hudson, J., Hunt, P., Rangamuwa, K., Tapp, D., Wickramaratne, H., & Young, V. (2008). Butt lengths differ by area deprivation level: A field study to explore intensive smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(5), 927-931. doi: 10.1080/14622200802027222

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Wilson, N., Maher, A., Thomson, G., & Keall, M. (2008). Vehicle emissions and consumer information in car advertisements. Environmental Health, 7(14). doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-14

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Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2008). Use of four major tobacco control interventions in New Zealand: A review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1276). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1276/3122/content.pdf

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