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To me caffeine is much like anything else.
Anything can be abused and anything can be harmful to the right person, even in "normal" quantities and circumstances. However, just because this is the case does not mean we should hinder someone else's ability to have or use these items. If we go on a rampage to rid the world of "potentially harmful" items, we'd all be left in padded rooms totally devoid of everything that makes life worth living. If we want to talk about something that is potentially dangerous, we should be talking about cycling. Should we rid the world of bicycles since riding one increases your chance of death or injury?
I'll underscore this by saying that I'm a Libertarian and also that even though my medical career is still young, I have seen enough patients and enough cases to know that nothing is "safe" for everyone.
I know this might not be the debate you were trying to start, but I do feel strongly as far as the issue I presented goes.