London: Sugar-packed fizzy drinks are just as dangerous to health as smoking cigarettes, health experts have claimed.Health experts want hard-hitting public awareness campaigns to attack what they say are “manufacturers’ misleading promotions that distract from the health risks.”“Emerging science on the addictiveness of sugar, especially combined with the known addictive properties of caffeine in many sugary beverages, should heighten awareness of the health threat similar to the understanding about the addictiveness of tobacco products,” the Daily Express quoted public health expert Dr Lori Dorfman as saying.Dr Dorfman, from the University of California, and colleagues want soft drinks companies to stop “explicitly targeting young people” in an “aim to increase sales.”
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