Raise your hand if you have a soda within arms reach (that's Pop to you northerners)? I used to be right there with you. I was drinking a 2 liter about every 2 days along with hitting up drink machines through the day. I was a Pepsi-aholic. I drank Pepsi for the better part of my life which was the greater part of my nearly 37 years on the planet. That's a LOT of soda. I remembered in the 80's that Pepsi had a very distinct difference in flavor and it wasn't until the Throwbacks came out did I come to understand the difference in sugars. I won't lie. I loved the taste and the carbonation and I still have the urge to grab one every once in a while but for the most part my addiction is curbed. Addiction. Yeah that's exactly what it is and studies are now showing that sugar has a higher addiction rate than cocaine (at least according to some rats that the tests were run on).
I won't be one of those ex-people that tells you that it's a bad habit and you need to quit but I will expose the potential harm, why I stopped, and what exactly you're consuming.