um NO! i wouldn't drink diet b/c it tastes awful!
but in all honesty, the FDA is just totally corrupt (then and still). i mean seriously, acid reflux DISEASE?, obesity? - they're just SO CALLED diseases b/c the only way the FDA will release a drug if it helps a 'disease'. try telling someone that their medications are POINTLESS and are NOT a cure (or that their medications are making them dependent on their medications) and the pharmecuital companies just want you to come back EVERY SINGLE DAY for more medications instead of actually CURING you. no one will listen, people these days are far too STUBBORN and thick headed to listen unless you who them actualy physical proof, in which they will still be skeptical. believe me i've tried!
people don't see it as being harmful b/c no direct deaths have occured from it. they dont' realize that having a LONG diseased filled, frequent hospital visit, unhealthy death is coming to them.