My bad, the ban is for under 16s for most of the supermarkets, only a few originally announced it was stopping sales to under 18s. You also seem unable to understand what a peer reviewed scientific article is, or how to read them. You also seem very hostile, have you drunk too many??
Ok well, all supermarkets sell energy drinks to 16 and 17 year olds, so you can't even get that correct, let alone anything scientific, have a good day!
Go read further down through the more technical parts of that report, perhaps Table 1 will help - up means bad, down means good. BTW, two of those cans equal 400mg, and this particular version is one of the LESS decaffeinated ones; some have 800mg per can. So go add up how much you are getting a day WITHOUT these drinks. I would also point out the word "adult", 99% of the people drinking this are not "adult" by the medical definition of the word; there is a reason the WHO recommends no decaffeinated drinks for under 25's, and why many supermarkets will no longer sell them to under 18's. One of the studies I can no longer access was from a New York psychiatric hospital who were using a caffeine reduction procedure on "involuntary admissions" (dragged in by the Police), and cured around half of them just from that. One guy was on 50+ cups of filter coffee per day. It was one of the studies I referenced for my Uni paper, however I dont have any of that paperwork saved any longer.
"Based on the data reviewed, it is concluded that for the healthy adult population, moderate daily caffeine intake at a dose level up to 400 mg day1 (equivalent to 6 mg kg1 body weight day1 in a 65-kg person) is not associated with adverse effects such as general toxicity, cardiovascular effects, effects on bone status and calcium balance (with consumption of adequate calcium), changes in adult behaviour, increased incidence of cancer and effects on male fertility" Thanks for proving yourself wrong, don't talk to me about science ever again. Talking about studies that I won't understand. You have zero idea of my background or what I do, where as you are a typical blog reader who will believe anything he reads. Caffeine is one of the most studied and safest drugs in the world - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5445139/
Here you go, the fun stuff starts from "General toxicity" https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Feeley/publication/10957470_Effect_of_caffeine_on_human_health/links/09e41508e60e522c2a000000.pdf Here is one describing its addictiveness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1471-4159.2007.05196.x There are plenty more, however I dont have free access to the scientific publishing houses any longer, and I am not stumping up cash just to list studies you wouldnt be able to understand anyway. Here is a less scientifically loaded version for you https://www.verywellmind.com/caffeine-addiction-4157287 If you dont want to click on a link..... Is caffeine addictive? Have you ever said that you can't function until your morning cup of coffee? Do you find yourself reaching for caffeinated coffee, tea, or soda when you are feeling lethargic? Could it be that you are addicted to caffeine? That all depends on whom you ask. Whether we consume caffeine for pleasure or purpose is a controversial topic. Those opposed to caffeine being addictive claim that we consume it for the pleasure of the product, while those who believe that it is addictive claim that we consume it for the purpose of satisfying our craving for it. Psychiatric diagnoses are categorized by a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV). This manual covers all mental-health disorders for both children and adults. The DSM-IV does not classify substances as addictive but instead sets the criteria for substance dependence, including: tolerance; substance-specific withdrawal syndrome; substance often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than expected; persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use; a great deal of time spent in activities necessary to obtain, use, or recover from the effects of the substance;important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced because of the substance; and/or use continued despite knowledge of a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance. In order for a user of a substance to be considered dependent upon it, the substance needs to meet at least three of the above criteria. It is clear that people can be dependent on caffeine based on these criteria. Lifted from https://www.medicinenet.com/caffeine/article.htm [he shoots, he socres!!] EDIT, for some reason the website keeps "auto-correcting" that last word "s c o r e s" I have run into this glitch on here before, not sure what causes it.