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Jo Peace, Department of Public Health

Research Manager; HePPRU

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 918 6293
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: jo.peace@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities 

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Publications

Waa, A., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Healey, B., & Peace, J. (2014). Plain packs and slippery slopes: An analysis of tobacco industry media tactics in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 20th Annual Meeting. (pp. 35). SRNT. Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/conferences/past/index.cfm

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

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

Marshall, A., Edwards, R., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Peace, J. (2013). Missed tobacco tax revenue from ‘foreign’ packs in New Zealand: Results from a discarded pack collection study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Edwards, R., Marshall, A., Thomson, G., Peace, J., & Wilson, N. (2013). Impact of foreign tobacco carried into New Zealand and the 2025 smokefree goal: Evidence from a discarded pack collection study. Proceedings of the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: A Smokefree Oceania: Getting There Together. Retrieved from http://www.smokefreeoceania.org.nz/

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Peace, J., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2007). Colouring of cigarette packs in New Zealand, does it mislead consumers? Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Public Health, University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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., 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

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

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

Shaw, C., Blakely, T., Sarfati, D., Fawcett, J., & Peace, J. (2006). Trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socio-economic position in New Zealand, 1981-99: One country, many stories. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 64-70.

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Journal - Research Other

Marshall, A., Edwards, R., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Peace, J. (2013). Missed tobacco tax revenue from ‘foreign’ packs in New Zealand: Results from a discarded pack collection study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Edwards, R., Peace, J., Hoek, J., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Marsh, L. (2012). Majority support among the public, youth and smokers for retail-level controls to help end tobacco use in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1357). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilson, N., Peace, J., Edwards, R., & Weerasekera, D. (2011). Smokers commonly misperceive that nicotine is a major carcinogen: National survey data [Letter]. Thorax, 66(4), 353-354. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.141762

Wilson, N., Peace, J., & Edwards, R. (2011). Research outputs by medical students from routine public health training projects [Letter to the editor]. Medical Teacher, 33(3), 254. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.560802

Wilson, N., Hoek, J., Peace, J., Gifford, H., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2010). Marketing tobacco to New Zealand women: 8 ways to reflect on ″World No Tobacco Day″ [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1315). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1315/4141/content.pdf

Wilson, N., Peace, J., Weerasekera, D., Hoek, J., & Edwards, R. (2010). Smoker (mis)perceptions associated with pack colouring: National survey data [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1320/4281/content.pdf

Wilson, N., Li, J., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., & Peace, J. (2010). Long-term benefit of increasing the prominence of a Quitline number on cigarette packaging: 3 years of Quitline call data [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1321). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1321/4325/content.pdf

Wilson, N., Thomson, G., Weerasekera, D., Blakely, T., Edwards, R., Peace, J., … Gifford, H. (2009). Smoker misperceptions around tobacco: National survey data of particular relevance to protecting Māori health [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1306). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1306/3897/content.pdf

Norton, K. J., Wilkins, K., O'Connor, R., Wilson, N., Edwards, R., & Peace, J. (2008). Properties of ″light″ cigarettes sold in New Zealand [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1281). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1281/3252/content.pdf

Wilson, N., Peace, J., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2007). The prevalence of misleading tobacco descriptors in the New Zealand tobacco market [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1252). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1252/2497/content.pdf

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Peace, J., Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Edwards, R. (2008). Recent changes in cigarette packaging in New Zealand may continue to mislead smokers [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1268). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1268/2908/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Waa, A., Hoek, J., Edwards, R., Healey, B., & Peace, J. (2014). Plain packs and slippery slopes: An analysis of tobacco industry media tactics in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 20th Annual Meeting. (pp. 35). SRNT. Retrieved from http://www.srnt.org/conferences/past/index.cfm

Edwards, R., Marshall, A., Thomson, G., Peace, J., & Wilson, N. (2013). Impact of foreign tobacco carried into New Zealand and the 2025 smokefree goal: Evidence from a discarded pack collection study. Proceedings of the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: A Smokefree Oceania: Getting There Together. Retrieved from http://www.smokefreeoceania.org.nz/

Edwards, R., Marshall, A., Thomson, G., Peace, J., & Wilson, N. (2013). How are tobacco companies preparing for plain packaging? A survey of discarded tobacco packaging in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: A Smokefree Oceania: Getting There Together. Retrieved from http://www.smokefreeoceania.org.nz/

Edwards, R., Carter, K., & Peace, J. (2012). Who is starting smoking? An investigation of uptake among all ages using prospectively collected data. Proceedings of the Tobacco-Free Aotearoa Conference. Retrieved from http://smokefree.org.nz/conference-presentations

Edwards, R., Wilson, N., Weerasekera, D., Thomson, G., & Peace, J. (2009). Most smokers support having fire-safe cigarettes: National survey data from New Zealand. Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Retrieved from http://www.14wctoh.org/abstract/abs_detail.asp?AbstractID=857

Shaw, C., Blakely, T., Sarfati, D., Fawcett, J., & Peace, J. (2005). Trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand 1981-1999: One country, many stories. Australasian Epidemiologist. 12(3), (pp. 29). [Abstract]

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