Episode 18: Are sugary drinks the ‘New Tobacco’?

Professor Simon Capewell says sugary drinks are ‘killing us’.

The University of Liverpool Public Health researcher and advocate says sugar, especially the sugar in sugary drinks, is the single biggest cause of obesity. He’s fighting for sugary drinks to be treated the same as tobacco which means, higher taxes and stricter limits on advertising.

But the industry is fighting back with huge advertising campaigns and suspect research.

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