Well I'm not sure if that is completely true and I don't know too much about apartame, but for a long time I was a soda addict, drinking about a 2 liter a day. You can still drink diet coke, but you should limit your intake. I have been told by dentist and medical officials that when you drink soda, drink some water afterword. The water will neutralize most of the acid to prevent tooth decay, and your digestion process will be easier. I have only found one problem with this, the water does not taste as good or refreshing after drinking a soda, this is mostly done if I'm at home. I personally think that a soda or two a week is ok. I drink more water and juices now, which was very hard to do at first, soda is like a drug or something, because I felt like I was going to mild withdraws at times LOL. Anywho, this is just my suggestions and imputs.