Our chemistry professor in university used to call white sugar a white poison, and advised us to avoid it for good health. I learnt from a report that as many as 23 harmful ingredients including sulphur absorbed by body are used to make sugar. Gur and honey are considered better alternatives provided they are pure. 

I have stopped using white sugar for the last two years and have replaced it with honey. 

I hope that the media will also join in this campaign of public awareness. Anything good for public health is good for mediapersons as well. 

M AKRAM NIAZI,  

Rawalpindi, March 28.