G’day friends. Today I want to talk about Sugar. A number of people including myself regard sugar as the new ‘tobacco’. Why? Well we are all familiar with the damage to our health that is caused by smoking. Thankfully by both taxing tobacco at very high rates as well as having an ongoing publicity campaign, smoking rates have fallen dramatically over the last couple of decades. Given that the threat to human health worldwide (700 million and growing) I believe it is time to take the same approach to sugar as we did to tobacco products. A public education program together with a tax on sugar; perhaps small at first but growing each year over time is the answer. What are your thoughts?