I think its important to discuss also some of the implications which a lot of you have put forth. First off, Caffeine is not "bad". If you assumed it was because it was labeled a "drug" than you have a long way to go. These labels are used to refer to substances that interact with hormones, are involved in bodily chemistry and have immediate effects on your body systems. Is that bad? no. There has been extensive research that shows caffeine consumption in higher quantities is a health benefit. And I wont quote just any study, here is one that has gained recognition internationally. Under 20 years of study, people who drank more than 4 cups of coffee a day were 20% less prone to cancer, arthritis and etc I cant remember. Than it was determined that each cup of coffee you have, the health effect was compounded by a given factor. So really, you should move away from the superstitions that say you will grow a tail and have your brain eaten away at, and just maybe look at what some of the things valuable studies are saying. And another thing, while we may all be working under the network of an international organization, please be mindful that not everyone's classroom is the same. Especially since I can see how some people can be completely misinformed about things that they see. You might see someone on this site complain about staying up, but all in all they are wonderful students. The fact is our teachers use very different approaches to our coursework and therefore everyone's schedule is different. For example, the school next to us who has an IB program has different ratios of projects/quizzes/tests/homework in relation to my school. And with the extracurriculars that some people have,caffeine will be the only thing to get you through the day. So really, you should consider things differently, and I would definitely say at some point you might find that a cup of coffee will be the thing that pushes your due dates in their right place. None of you are reporting about the caliber of student which you are, given ranks and other academic weight. all I hear is random blurs about how you find the time to do things. Good for you, but where are you going with that and where are you currently. I will be the first to brag at this moment to say, not a single assignment has slipped my hands. Not a homework, not a paper, not a deadline, not anything. and yes, I drink anywhere from 2-4 cups of coffee a day. Caffeine is not doing the work for me, I am He never said caffeine was bad. I'm pretty sure he means that the only reason that people take coffee or smoke cigarettes is to feel 'energized' or to stay up late to finish assignments. The simple act of continuously staying up late is considered unhealthy. Here is an article you should take a look at: http://www.bt.com.bn/en/health_fitness/2007/10/02/sleepless_nights_unhealthy_days. I would like to see a source for the study you referred to in your post. I've never heard of any of the claims you said. "Than it was determined that each cup of coffee you have, the health effect was compounded by a given factor. " So you're saying if I drank litres of coffee each day I'll have major health benefits? Again I'd really like to see where you are pulling the information from instead of just you claiming its internationally recognized. "These labels are used to refer to substances that interact with hormones, are involved in bodily chemistry and have immediate effects on your body systems. Is that bad? no. " Steroids interact with hormones and body chemistry as well, just like caffeine. So that makes them alright to take as well?