Sugar is an addictive drug, says Amsterdam health chief

17th September 2013, Comments 3 comments

Soft drinks should carry warnings that sugar is highly addictive and the government should consider introducing a tax on sugar, the head of Amsterdam's health service says in a website column.

'Whoever consumes sugar wants more and more, even when they are no longer hungry,' Paul van der Velpen says in his DutchNews.nl

3 Comments To This Article

  • John posted:

    on 17th September 2013, 21:52:21 - Reply

    Reading the comments, sounds like people are worried there going to have there heroin taken away.
  • mskadin posted:

    on 17th September 2013, 14:49:13 - Reply

    Sorry, you are not a doctor of medicine Paul van der Velpen,
    Managing Director GGD Amsterdam. Have all the facts and view them with care. I do not care for a moralist running an agency of the government.


  • Bruce posted:

    on 17th September 2013, 10:43:12 - Reply

    Tax, tax, and yet more tax. I don't believe that 40% of Dutch people are overweight. What these people do is change the definition of something so that more people are included in the group they wish to penalise, usually with more tax.