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Sugar is most dangerous drug -head of Amsterdam's health service | Wyly Wade
Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert. Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam's health service, said that sugar is 'the most dangerous drug of our time'. The health chief – from a city that has a famously liberal attitude to cannabis – added that sugar is a drug like alcohol and tobacco and that its use should be discouraged. Writing on a public health website, he said that users should be made aware of the dangers. He wrote: 'This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of this time and is easy to obtain.' Related articles Senior Dutch Health Official: Soft Drinks Should Carry Tobacco-Style Warnings; Sugar Is 'Addictive And The Most Dangerous Drug Of The Times' The Most Dangerous Drug of our Time? Sugar, Says Dutch Health Chief Sugar named