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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Professor Richard Edwards

PositionProfessor
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsBA MBBChir MPH MPCP
Research summaryEpidemiology

Research

Richard trained originally as a public health physician in the UK, and came to Wellington in November 2005. He has over 15 years of experience in tobacco control practice and research in the UK and New Zealand. Richard is the Director of ASPIRE 2025 research collaboration and co-director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU).

His research interests include:

  • Tobacco use epidemiology and control
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

His main current research focus is on tobacco control policy research, particularly in relation to achieving the Tupeka Kore vision of ending significant tobacco use in Aotearoa/New Zealand by 2025. He is co-principal investigator on the Marsden Fund Grant project Exploring an oxymoron: Smoking as an ‘informed choice’. He is also a co-investigator on the HRC funded FEAST study investigating the food and nutrition environment in sports in New Zealand, and on the HRC funded study – ‘Evaluating branding and generic packaging: Implications for tobacco control’.

Examples of recently completed research projects include leading the evaluation of the 2003 Smokefree Amendment Act in New Zealand; air quality studies in hospitality venues and cars in New Zealand and the UK; the New Zealand arm of the ITC study; and leading an HRC funded study of smoking uptake (WAKA) and the Marsden Fund funded study of endgame tobacco control solutions (Daring to Dream).

Publications

Oakly, A., Edwards, R., & Martin, G. (2019). Prevalence of e-cigarette use from a nationally representative sample in New Zealand. Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.06.013

Ball, J., Sim, D., Edwards, R., Fleming, T., Denny, S., Cook, H., & Clark, T. (2019). Declining adolescent cannabis use occurred across all demographic groups and was accompanied by declining use of other psychoactive drugs, New Zealand, 2001-2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1500), 12-24. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gravely, S., Driezen, P., Ouimet, J., Quah, A. C. K., Cummings, K. M., Thompson, M., … Edwards, R., … Fong, G. T. (2019). Prevalence of awareness, ever-use, and current use of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) among adult current smokers and ex-smokers in 14 countries with differing regulations on sales and marketing of NVPs: Cross-sectional findings from the ITC Project. Addiction, 114(6), 1060-1073. doi: 10.1111/add.14558

Stanley, J., Harris, R., Cormack, D., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2019). The impact of racism on the future health of adults: Protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 346. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6664-x

Edwards, R. (2019). Hardening is dead, long live softening: Time to focus on reducing disparities in smoking. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055067

Edited Book - Research

Britton, J., Edwards, R., & ... (Eds.). (2005). Going smoke-free: The medical case for clean air in the home, at work and in public places. London, UK: Royal College of Physicians.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Edwards, R. (2005). Control of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in the workplace. In Going smoke-free: The medical case for clean air in the home, at work and in public places. (pp. 51-62). London, UK: Royal College of Physicians.

Walker, R., & Edwards, R. (2004). Hypertension in Africa. In E. Parry, R. Godfrey, D. Mabey & G. Gill (Eds.), Principles of medicine in Africa. (3rd ed.) (pp. 779-795). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Oakly, A., Edwards, R., & Martin, G. (2019). Prevalence of e-cigarette use from a nationally representative sample in New Zealand. Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.06.013

Gravely, S., Driezen, P., Ouimet, J., Quah, A. C. K., Cummings, K. M., Thompson, M., … Edwards, R., … Fong, G. T. (2019). Prevalence of awareness, ever-use, and current use of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) among adult current smokers and ex-smokers in 14 countries with differing regulations on sales and marketing of NVPs: Cross-sectional findings from the ITC Project. Addiction, 114(6), 1060-1073. doi: 10.1111/add.14558

Ball, J., Sim, D., Edwards, R., Fleming, T., Denny, S., Cook, H., & Clark, T. (2019). Declining adolescent cannabis use occurred across all demographic groups and was accompanied by declining use of other psychoactive drugs, New Zealand, 2001-2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1500), 12-24. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

Edwards, R., Tu, D., Stanley, J., Martin, G., Gifford, H., & Newcombe, R. (2018). Smoking prevalence among doctors and nurses: 2013 New Zealand census data. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1471), 48-57. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ball, J., Sim, D., & Edwards, R. (2018). Addressing ethnic disparities in adolescent smoking: Is reducing exposure to smoking in the home a key? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, nty053. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty053

Wilson, N., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Edwards, R., Waa, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal for Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1487), 30-37. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Shaw, C., Hales, S., Edwards, R., Howden-Chapman, P., & Stanley, J. (2018). What can fuel price increases tell us about the air pollution health co-benefits of a carbon price? Journal of Transport & Health, 8, 81-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2017.11.002

Ball, J., Sim, D., & Edwards, R. (2018). Why has adolescent smoking declined dramatically? Trend analysis using repeat cross-sectional data from New Zealand 2002-2015. BMJ Open, 8(10), e020320. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020320

Carter, M.-A., Signal, L. N., Edwards, R., & Hoek, J. (2018). Competing teammates: Food in New Zealand sports settings. Health Promotion International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/heapro/day035

Smith, M., Signal, L., Edwards, R., & Hoek, J. (2017). Children's and parents' opinions on the sport-related food environment: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 18(9), 1018-1039. doi: 10.1111/obr.12558

Edwards, R., Tu, D., Newcombe, R., Holland, K., & Walton, D. (2017). Achieving the tobacco endgame: Evidence on the hardening hypothesis from repeated cross-sectional studies in New Zealand 2008-2014. Tobacco Control, 26, 399-405. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052860

Edwards, R., Ajmal, A., Healey, B., & Hoek, J. (2017). Impact of removing point-of-sale tobacco displays: Data from a New Zealand youth survey. Tobacco Control, 26, 392-398. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052764

Waa, A. M., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Maclaurin, J. (2017). Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 26(6), 629-633. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053146

Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Glantz, S. (2016). Effect of exposure to smoking in movies on young adult smoking in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0148692. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148692

Gifford, H., Tautolo, E.-S., Erick, S., Hoek, J., Gray, R., & Edwards, R. (2016). A qualitative analysis of Māori and Pacific smokers' views on informed choice and smoking. BMJ Open, 6(5), e011415. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011415

Tu, D., Newcombe, R., Edwards, R., & Walton, D. (2016). Socio-demographic characteristics of New Zealand adult smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers: Results from the 2013 Census. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1447), 43-56. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gray, R. J., Hoek, J., & Edwards, R. (2016). A qualitative analysis of 'informed choice' among young adult smokers. Tobacco Control, 25, 46-51. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051793

Ball, J., Stanley, J., Wilson, N., Blakely, T., & Edwards, R. (2016). Smoking prevalence in New Zealand from 1996–2015: A critical review of national data sources to inform progress toward the Smokefree 2025 goal. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 11-22. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Healey, B., Edwards, R., & Hoek, J. (2016). Youth preferences for roll-your-own versus factory-made cigarettes: Trends and associations in repeated national surveys (2006-13) and implications for policy. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(5), 959-965. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv135

Gendall, P., Eckert, C., Hoek, J., Farley, T., Louviere, J., Wilson, N., & Edwards, R. (2016). Estimating the 'consumer surplus' for branded versus standardised tobacco packaging. Tobacco Control, 25(6), 641-647. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052488

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

Jaine, R., Healey, B., Edwards, R., & Hoek, J. (2015). How adolescents view the tobacco endgame and tobacco control measures: Trends and associations in support among 14-15 year olds. Tobacco Control, 24(5), 449-454. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051440

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

Tautolo, E.-S., Edwards, R., & Gifford, H. (2015). A gift and a burden: The purchase and distribution of duty-free tobacco and its potential impact upon Pacific people in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 24(E1), e59-e64. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051345

Shaw, C., Hales, S., Howden-Chapman, P., & Edwards, R. (2014). Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies in the transport sector. Nature Climate Change, 4(6), 427-433. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2247

Healey, B., Hoek, J., & Edwards, R. (2014). Posting behaviour patterns in an online smoking cessation social network: Implications for intervention design and development. PLoS ONE, 9(9), e106603. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106603

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

Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Marsh, L., Edwards, R., & Healey, B. (2014). Youth tobacco access: Trends and policy implications. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004631. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004631

Thornley, S., Dirks, K. N., Edwards, R., Woodward, A., & Marshall, R. (2013). Indoor air pollution levels were halved as a result of a national tobacco an in a New Zealand prison. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(2), 343-347. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts127

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

Blakely, T., Barendregt, J. J., Foster, R. H., Hill, S., Atkinson, J., Sarfati, D., & Edwards, R. (2013). The association of active smoking with multiple cancers: National census-cancer registry cohorts with quantitative bias analysis. Cancer Causes & Control, 24(6), 1243-1255. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0204-2

Maubach, N., Hoek, J. A., Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Erick, S., & Newcombe, R. (2013). 'The times are changing': New Zealand smokers' perceptions of the tobacco endgame. Tobacco Control, 22(6), 395-400. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050398

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

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

Carter, M.-A., Signal, L., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., & Maher, A. (2013). Food, fizzy, and football: Promoting unhealthy food and beverages through sport: A New Zealand case study. BMC Public Health, 13, 126. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-126

Hoek, J., Maubach, N., Stevenson, R., Gendall, P., & Edwards, R. (2013). Social smokers' management of conflicted identities. Tobacco Control, 22(4), 261-265. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050176

Edwards, R., Carter, K., Peace, J., & Blakely, T. (2013). An examination of smoking initiation rates by age: Results from a large longitudinal study in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(6), 516-519. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12105

Carter, M.-A., Edwards, R., Signal, L., & Hoek, J. (2012). Availability and marketing of food and beverages to children through sports settings: A systematic review. Public Health Nutrition, 18(8), 1373-1379. doi: 10.1017/s136898001100320x

Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & McCool, J. (2012). A cross-sectional analysis of how young adults perceive tobacco brands: Implications for FCTC signatories. BMC Public Health, 12, 796. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-796

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

Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Maubach, N., & Edwards, R. (2012). Strong public support for plain packaging of tobacco products. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 405-407. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00907.x

Verma, A., Harrison, A., Torun, P., Vestbo, J., Edwards, R., & Thornton, J. (2012). Are pharmacists reducing COPD'S impact through smoking cessation and assessing inhaled steroid use? Respiratory Medicine, 106(2), 230-234. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2011.08.011

Rasiah, D., Edwards, R., & Crampton, P. (2012). Funding community medicines by exception: A descriptive epidemiological study from New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Verma, A., Torun, P., Harris, E., Edwards, R., Gemmell, I., Harrison, R. A., … Heller, R. F. (2012). Population Impact Analysis: A framework for assessing the population impact of a risk or intervention. Journal of Public Health, 34(1), 83-89. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdr026

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

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

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

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Kahler, C. W., Borland, R., & Edwards, R. (2012). Hazardous patterns of alcohol use are relatively common in smokers: ITC Project (New Zealand). New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1348). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

Salmond, C., Crampton, P., Atkinson, J., & Edwards, R. (2012). A decade of tobacco control efforts in New Zealand (1996–2006): Impacts on inequalities in census-derived smoking prevalence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(6), 664-673. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr264

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

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

Wilson, N., Edwards, R., & Parry, R. (2011). A persisting secondhand smoke hazard in urban public places: Results from fine particulate (PM2.5) air sampling. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1330). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1330/4564/content.pdf

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Newcombe, R., Zhang, J., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & McDuff, I. (2011). Parental behaviours, but not parental smoking, influence current smoking and smoking susceptibility among 14 and 15 year-old children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 530-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00772.x

Edwards, R., & Wilson, N. (2011). Smoking outdoors at pubs and bars: Is it a problem? An air quality study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1347/4995/content.pdf

Gallagher, P., Wilson, N., Edwards, R., Cowie, R., & Baker, M. G. (2011). A pilot study of medical student attitudes to, and use of, commercial movies that address public health issues. BMC Research Notes, 4, 111. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-111

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & Edwards, R. (2011). Smokers have varying misperceptions about the harmfulness of menthol cigarettes: National survey data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 364-367. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00732.x

McNeill, A., Lewis, S., Quinn, C., Mulcahy, M., Clancy, L., Hastings, G., & Edwards, R. (2011). Evaluation of the removal of point-of-sale tobacco displays in Ireland. Tobacco Control, 20(2), 137-143. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.038141

Quinn, C., Lewis, S., Edwards, R., & McNeill, A. (2011). Economic evaluation of the removal of tobacco promotional displays in Ireland. Tobacco Control, 20, 151-155. doi: 10.1136/tc.2010.039602

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

Mbeh, G. N., Edwards, R., Ngufor, G., Assah, F., Fezeu, L., & Mbanya, J.-C. (2010). Traditional healers and diabetes: Results from a pilot project to train traditional healers to provide health education and appropriate health care practices for diabetes patients in Cameroon. Global Health Promotion, 17(Suppl. 2), 17-26. doi: 10.1177/1757975910363925

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

Young, D., Wilson, N., Borland, R., Edwards, R., & Weerasekera, D. (2010). Prevalence, correlates of, and reasons for using Roll-Your-Own tobacco in a high RYO use country: Findings from the ITC New Zealand survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(11), 1089-1098. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq155

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

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

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

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Borland, R., Edwards, R., Bullen, C., & Li, J. (2010). Use of a national quitline and variation in use by smoker characteristics: ITC Project New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(Suppl. 1), S78-S84. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq111

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

Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Hoek, J., Li, J., & Edwards, R. (2010). Increased smoker recognition of a national quitline number following introduction of improved pack warnings: ITC Project New Zealand. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(Suppl. 1), S72-S77. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq092

Chauhan, U., Baker, D., Lester, H., & Edwards, R. (2010). Exploring uptake of cardiac rehabilitation in a minority ethnic population in England: A qualitative study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 9(1), 68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.10.003

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

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

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

Chauhan, U., Baker, D., Edwards, R., & Hann, M. (2010). Improving care in cardiac rehabilitation for minority ethnic populations. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 9, 272-277. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2010.03.004

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

Wilson, N., Borland, R., Weerasekera, D., Edwards, R., & Russell, M. (2009). Smoker interest in lower harm alternatives to cigarettes: National survey data. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(12), 1467-1473. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp152

Paynter, J., & Edwards, R. (2009). The impact of tobacco promotion at the point of sale: A systematic review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(1), 25-35. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntn002

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

Paynter, J., Edwards, R., Schluter, P. J., & McDuff, I. (2009). Point of sale tobacco displays and smoking among 14-15 year olds in New Zealand: A cross-sectional study. Tobacco Control, 18(4), 268-274. doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.027482

Metcalfe, S., Woodward, A., Macmillan, A., Baker, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Lindsay, G., Hales, S., … Jaine, R., … Edwards, R., … for the New Zealand Climate and Health Group. (2009). Why New Zealand must rapidly halve its greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1304). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1304/3827/content.pdf

Edwards, R. (2009). Spousal smoking as an indicator of total secondhand smoke exposure. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(6), 606-613. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp024

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

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

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

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

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

Edwards, R., Bowler, T., Atkinson, J., & Wilson, N. (2008). Low and declining cigarette smoking rates among doctors and nurses: 2006 New Zealand Census data. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1284). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1284/3310/content.pdf

Edwards, R., Thornton, J., Ajit, R., Harrison, R. A., & Kelly, S. P. (2008). Cigarette smoking and primary open angle glaucoma: A systematic review. Journal of Glaucoma, 17(7), 558-566.

Thornton, J., Torun, P., Edwards, R., Harrison, A., Kelly, S. P., Harrison, R. A., & Verma, A. (2008). Smoking cessation support in community pharmacies: Is the association of smoking and eye disease an additional tool to increase uptake? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16(4), 251-256. doi: 10.1211/ijpp.16.4.0007

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

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

Sahu, A., Edwards, R., Harrison, R. A., Thornton, J., & Kelly, S. P. (2008). Attitudes and behaviour of ophthalmologists to smoking cessation. Eye, 22(2), 246-250.

Wilson, N., Baker, M., Edwards, R., & Simmons, G. (2008). Case-case analysis of enteric diseases with routine surveillance data: Potential use and example results. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations, 5(6). doi: 10.1186/1742-5573-5-6

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

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

Thornton, J., Edwards, R., Harrison, R. A., Elton, P., Astbury, N., & Kelly, S. P. (2007). 'Smoke gets in your eyes': A research-informed professional education and advocacy programme. Journal of Public Health, 29(2), 142-146. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdm019

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