No. The caffeine in Coca‑Cola products is not addictive – and this includes Coca‑Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. The Coca‑Cola Company has used caffeine as a safe ingredient for over 125 years and it is one of the most studied food and drink ingredients in the world.
For those people who prefer soft drinks made without caffeine, we provide a range of options including Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Sprite, Lilt and Fanta.
Addiction is a term that is often used loosely in the press, online and in everyday conversation to describe some people’s desire to consume a food or drink frequently, especially one that tastes good.
Scientific studies show that people are able to reduce or stop drinking drinks with caffeine without experiencing the serious psychological and physical problems that are associated with true addiction – referred to by experts as "substance dependence".
There are 32mg of caffeine in a 330ml can of Coca‑Cola, compared to an average 140mg in a mug of filter coffee. Use our handy Caffeine Counter to calculate your daily caffeine intake.
As with any ingredient, some people may be more sensitive than others to caffeine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, women trying to become pregnant, and people with medical conditions sensitive to caffeine should always consult their healthcare provider regarding caffeine consumption
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