A couple of questions/answers on this site make it clear that many people feel that coffee is addictive, at least for some fraction of consumers.
My question, for those who believe coffee is addictive, is whether and how it should be regulated?
I am leaving the notion of "regulated" open. It could mean banning sales of coffee to minors, collecting a surtax to fund treatment, printing warnings on containers, and so on.
Given the emerging addiction-lore on the web I think it would be naive to assume that coffee would never be regulated. So I am interested in the extent to which people entertain or support regulatory ideas we currently associate with more potent drugs.
If one really believes that coffee is harmful and addictive, wouldn't one at least support a warning label on cups? Restricted sales to minors? The dangers listed in this well-received answer, if one accepts them, seem to commend at least mild warnings.
Edited 11/13 to link earlier question/answer.