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Can TaB really give you cancer?
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Posted 1/16/08
ive never heard of this product before.. but maybe ill try to search it in the web if this product have side effects.
Posted 1/16/08
haha i thought i was coke..
anyway.. prob if you drink it everyday you might get cancer
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Posted 1/22/12
Everything gives you cancer.
Posted 1/23/12
Your face gives me cancer.
Posted 1/23/12
Just cure it with bleach.
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Posted 1/23/12 , edited 1/23/12

hugnoir wrote:

Everything gives you cancer.


exactly what I was gonna say!!

it's true - everything gives you cancer, according to 'recent studies'

let me name a few, so you get what i mean by everything:

- the magnets on your refrigerator
- deodorant
- coke
- cellphones
- genetically modified food (GMO) >> GM corn, for example, which comes in 98% of the packed food we buy in stores

see? so yeah, maybe this drinks do give you cancer, but if you're gonna avoid them because of that, you might as well avoid Doritos
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Posted 1/23/12
What the fuck is TaB?
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Posted 2/4/12

Pasduran wrote:


hugnoir wrote:

Everything gives you cancer.


exactly what I was gonna say!!

it's true - everything gives you cancer, according to 'recent studies'

let me name a few, so you get what i mean by everything:

- the magnets on your refrigerator
- deodorant
- coke
- cellphones
- genetically modified food (GMO) >> GM corn, for example, which comes in 98% of the packed food we buy in stores

see? so yeah, maybe this drinks do give you cancer, but if you're gonna avoid them because of that, you might as well avoid Doritos


And potatoes.
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Posted 2/4/12
You'd probably have to drink an awful lot to get sick. Or fat. Whatever.
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36 / M / The Void.
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Posted 2/4/12
Oxygen gives you cancer, too.
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Posted 2/4/12 , edited 2/4/12
What can't give you cancer these days? Isn't Tab a brand of root beer soda?

Edit: No, Tab is a diet cola soft drink. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab_%28soft_drink%29
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Posted 2/4/12
according to earlier posts, back in '07 and '08 before this thread was resurrected from the grave... there was also a TaB energy drink.

then someone mentioned Monster energy drinks too.
but those are all weak.

drink NoS. it only has like -twice- the chemicals the other ones do.
also, it has the proper chemical/citrus flavor that an energy drink ought to.

like Buckleys; tastes awful but it works.
(assuming that you want to get an energy drink buzz that is, it won't fix your cold.)
Posted 2/4/12
lol oh wow Tab...the horrors...I remember Tab from all those atrocious pink cans in 3rd rate mini-marts.

I have brothers and sisters who are MUCH older than I, and they are of the 'Tab generation' (gag). I remember the decline of the original drink.

The Tab terror (no I am NOT going to write 'TaB,' you hippies) -- Back in the 1960's, it was one of the very first diet drinks, sweetened by something called cyclamate. Cyclamate had a number of lab tests that indicated that it was carcinogenic (i.e., something that could potentially mutate human cells into cancerous tumor cells), so it was pulled from the market. So, after that, Tab was sweetened with saccharin -- but tests in the 1970's indicated that saccharin might be carcinogenic too. It was never pulled from the market, but in the United States, all saccharin used to have labels that would say, "May cause cancer." Later studies did not show any carcinogenicity, so in 2000 that warning label was no longer mandatory -- but the negative image sort of stuck around.

That, plus saccharin didn't really taste all that great.

Anyhow, regular Tab (in the creepy pink cans) is sweetened with saccharin and aspartame. Tab Energy is sweetened with sucralose (which in the US is called 'Splenda').

While artificial sweeteners have only been around for a few years, and there may be some 'surprises' in the future regarding their health, the original fears of carcinogenicity were overstated.

In other words -- to the best of modern scientific knowledge, Tab is no worse for you than Diet Coke.

But I would still suggest that it taste like carbonated vomit.
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Posted 2/4/12
I remember Tab well (I was born in 1965). as Coke's first attempt to create a diet cola after Diet Rite took early '60's fatties by storm. Both products ran into problems when their artificial sweeteners turned out to be carcinogenic... In lab rats dosed at levels insane by most standards. Similar to the way it's theoretically possible to get tryptophan poisoning from turkey... Assuming you survive eating a tractor trailer load at one sitting.

Today's reformulations of both don't use cyclamate or saccharin, so until the next round of mice assume room temp after being pumped full of whatever the current favored zero cal sweetener is, you're cool.

Not going overboard with anything is advisable of course, but the big thing to remember is that life has a 100% mortality rate and even following all the best advice is only going to keep you from shaving a few years off your life expectancy. Assuming you don't get hit by a car, shot in a war, electrocuted by faulty wiring, trip and fall down the stairs...etc.

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Posted 2/5/12
What is Tab?
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