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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 2:14am
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Just found this article: Click Here (www.jstor.org)

From what I get of it, it basically says that coffee drinker is actually a caffeine addict in its simplest form. What's your take on that?

The author of the book makes me feel like reading the first time when nicotine was found as hazardous to health.

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 4:15am
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I'd like to just roll my eyes.
While the affects of caffeine are still being studied, there are plusses in coffee, I don't think there are any in cigarettes.
Are some people addicted to? In a way. They get blinding headaches when they don't drink it.
For others is it casual in a way cigarettes could never be - absolutely.

And let's not forget our friends who are addicted to energy drinks. Or even just cola.

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 4:32am
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Next thing you know is that we all have to frequent speakeasies to get our daily lattes.  :-D

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 4:49am
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I note the date of that article is almost 30 years ago.

Coffee has gone from being bad, to being good, to being bad, to being good again since then.  It has benefits, it has drawbacks.  It's not addictive, but people do build dependency and tolerance to it.  At most its effects are mild to those who are not overly sensitive to it.  I'm going to die anyway, so why hide from an enjoyable part of life just because it might kill me in, oh say, 70 years?

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 5:42am
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kopirama Said:

From what I get of it, it basically says that coffee drinker is actually a caffeine addict in its simplest form. What's your take on that?

The author of the book makes me feel like reading the first time when nicotine was found as hazardous to health.

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i have to agree. WE ARE ALL ADDICTED!  that is the MAIN reason people drink coffee. (same holds true with alcohol and wine) this site wouldn't exist if coffee didn't have caffeine in it. the same holds true for the expensive equipment used to make it. remember, most people don't start off drinking decaf. ;)

BTW, nicotine is more toxic than cocaine.

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 7:42am
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Lets have them try to take my coffee cup from my hands.  They gonna have to get by Kaiser vom Nordostenhaus, my military grade purebred unneutered working line German Shepherd first.  He is only 8 months in the picture shown, now is over 2 years old and much bigger.  He's not a vicious dog; its just that he will rip you a new a*shole and think its just a game.  And thats just from the humping.  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 8:14am
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Bitches_Brew Said:

i have to agree. WE ARE ALL ADDICTED!  that is the MAIN reason people drink coffee...

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Not true for me. I've gone without for a few days with no problem. Caffeine is the main reason I don't drink *more* coffee!
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 9:29am
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Netphilosopher Said:

Enh.

Read "all about coffee" by Ukers.  It's one of the neater (and pretty much free) books on coffee history there are.

This too shall pass, and we will understand that all in moderation is fine enough.  Coffee is coffee.

(Except for exposure to curare - there's no such thing as "moderation".  LOL)

Posted May 8, 2012 link

+1.  I remember when eggs would kill you.  Now they are good for you.  Butter would kill you; so use margarine.  Now margarine will kill you faster than butter.

Eat and drink in moderation; look both ways before you cross the street; don't release too much gas in a small enclosed area and light a match; believe 1/2 of what you see and nothing what you read; and most of all enjoy life.

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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 9:54am
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jbviau Said:

Not true for me. I've gone without for a few days with no problem. Caffeine is the main reason I don't drink *more* coffee!

Posted May 8, 2012 link

Exact same is true for me. I drink decaf at times just because I like the taste of coffee in general (even though decafs tend not to be very good, it's better than not having any at all).
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