Let me tell you about diet soda
I am a phenylketonuric, I can't drink diet soda without becoming mentally retarded -- No joke. Since my dad drinks the stuff that was all we had in the house as far as soda goes. So I drank it growing up, having no clue that it was rotting my brain and making me attention-deficit, and making me a socially-awkward idiot.
There are many children who are also phenylketonurics and have no idea why they are not succeeding in school or social environments, it's because of aspartame.
A small disclaimer on the soda can will not prevent children from drinking this brain-poison.
I hate to be a party-pooper, just call me jealous of all you happy poison-drinkers.