Public health advocates are waging battle against added sugar in our foods. And they’re taking pointers from another public health battle: the campaign against tobacco.
New evidence suggests sugar, like tobacco, is addictive and harmful to long-term health. Kelly Brownell, the dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke, says the two fights have a lot in common.
Other guests include tobacco policy expert Ken Warner, professor of public health at the University of Michigan, and advertising executive Sajiv Panditha. His company Saatchi & Saatchi ran a campaign aimed at reducing diabetes in sugar-loving Sri Lanka.
- Look at the study The Perils of Ignoring History: Big Tobacco Played Dirty and Millions Died. How Similar is Big Food?
- Read the episode transcript
- Look at the look at the “sugarette” advertisement discussed in the episode.
Music by David Schulman and Sound of Picture.