Experts warn of health danger after heroin found to contain ‘added sugar’

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Health experts have today warned that the added sugar in heroin could lead to obesity and early onset diabetes amongst the nation’s addicts.

Action on Sugar has been set up to help people avoid “hidden sugars”, and to get drug dealers to reduce the ingredient from their recipes over time.

The organisation believes a 30% reduction in the sugar found in heroin could be achieved in just five years, ensuring a healthier nation and a brighter future for our addicted children.

Action on Sugar spokesperson Simon Williams explained, “Sugar is destroying lives every single day, and the sooner people realise it, the better.”

“Drug dealers are willfully sneaking it into their recipes without any formal controls whatsoever.”

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“Did you know that the average hit contains almost a thousand empty calories? Imagine what that’s doing to your teeth!”

“We just want people to be aware of the facts about sugar, and to realise that just because you melted the heroin on a spoon yourself doesn’t mean the drug dealer didn’t pad it out with added sugar first.”

“You know, for the taste. Heroin is pretty bland on its own.”

Heroin laced with deadly sugar

Addicts have reacted with shock at the sugar revelations, insisting that they will endeavour to check the labels on the small cellophane wraps more carefully in future.

Junky Stella Matthews told us, “I’ve added a few pounds recently, and my teeth are falling out so I was beginning to wonder why, but this makes perfect sense now.”

“I just can’t get enough of that delicious sugary heroin. I’m guessing the sugar is why it’s so mooreish?”