It`s absolutely a drug addiction, but the debate about whether caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee is better for you hasn`t been resolved, so for now, there`s no particular reason to recommend people avoid caffeine, even if the withdrawal is terrible. I agree, of course, that it is not as harmful as alcohol on both long-term and short-term effects. I`ve never compared the two in terms of effects, and I only mentioned it to describe how I think the content should be displayed, not why it`s displayed. I also do not agree with you that addiction is not at least extremely similar to alcohol and nicotine. It`s almost as hard for people to quit caffeine as it is nicotine. The main difference is the chemicals in cigarettes, which increase nicotine consumption among consumers. Caffeine is definitely addictive like nicotine and causes almost the same withdrawal symptoms. We talk more about nicotine addiction because the way it is taken is usually more harmful, but the addiction is still the same and people should be more aware of it. I think providing the content in a more prominent way will help people realize that this is a drug worth learning more about consumables. Because large for-profit corporations have the power to keep addictions legal while preventing other addictions from becoming legal, because you know that if you smoke marijuana you don`t drink coffee, if you smoke weed you don`t need alcohol, etc., etc., so the answer is profit and power. Same boat.
I`m also pretty sure that if they legalized it in the U.S., the tax revenue would be enough for universal health care. But fuck me, isn`t it? Alcohol withdrawal is certainly worse, but why is good performance at work under alcohol dependence different from caffeine addiction? They do not release carcinogenic by-products with caffeine, such as smoking. They don`t have a serious lack of self-control and poor decision-making with caffeine, like alcohol. Caffiene influences you. It doesn`t affect the people around you unless you stop drinking coffee every day like I do and you have a headache and have a little crab for a week while the addiction goes away. Anyway, I digress, caffeine does not affect others. And it doesn`t cause major health problems unless you go too far. Honestly, I`m impressed with people going through life – no caffeine, no alcohol, no marijuana.
I am basically of the opinion: whatever you have to do. Caffeine is not as addictive as alcohol or nicotine; No one sucks the dick for a cup of coffee. Caffeine can induce tolerance, which is different from the extremely strong psychological urge to consume more than one addictive substance. Caffeine can be troublesome if you`ve developed a tolerance, but at least in my experience, it`s pretty manageable: you`ll have at most a few days of lethargy and lack of concentration before your adenosine receptors fill up enough to bring you back almost to normal. Also, caffeine doesn`t have the ability of alcohol to cause an overdose, you`d need to drink about 100 cups of coffee in less than 6 hours just to have a 50% chance of dying. In practice, the only way for people to get OD from caffeine is if they accidentally consume too much caffeine powder or caffeine supplements, but that doesn`t matter because these pure forms of commercial caffeine are indeed clearly labeled. Compare that to alcohol, which causes thousands of accidental overdoses every year. Quote them. I`m not talking about the potential negative effects of someone going too far when it comes to caffeine; I mean, cite the statistical problems that caffeine causes in our society as a whole that would justify this. A synthetic legal version would come out in about a week and then prove extremely toxic.
I am not aware of the significant social costs that caffeine causes us, other than the loss of productivity of people lining up at coffee shops. Now there`s handy labeling to make sure he`s getting the most caffeine he can get from that store/gas station/coffee shop. Medically, this answer is correct. A key criterion of addiction is that it interferes with normal life and has adverse effects on you. Because caffeine is so freely and cheaply, these criteria are never met. Well, what kind of caffeine is there? For #1, it is almost impossible to overdose on caffeine in the amounts found in consumer products. At about 300 mg (2-3 large cups of coffee or energy drinks with a large can) on the order of a few hours, you may have tremors. A lethal dose is about 80 to 100 cups of coffee (or energy drinks) over a relatively short period of time. Serious short-term effects don`t appear until about 1000 mg (1 g) or about 8-10 cups or drinks, and this can be cramping and vomiting that mainly eliminate it from your system. In fact, synthetic caffeine is already produced and used in some products. I`m sorry, it`s just delayed.
No one loses their job, destroys their family, or fucks important organs that lead to their death by drinking caffeine. I`m a bot, and this action was done automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. Other people use nicotine in different forms, and it seems to make them more productive, just like caffeine. Good point, I think coffee and tea could be exempted because they are not prepackaged and obviously a tea or coffee drinker knows that he consumes caffeine anyway. The thing about soda is mainly because many people just don`t realize that they consume caffeine at all.