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    Default why do vapers get vape tongue and smokers don't?

    why do vapers get vape tongue and smokers don't get smoke tongue?
    I wonder why?
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    My wife actually asked me the same thing a few months ago. I did not have an answer....
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    Great question! I think we kinda did get smokers tongue but if you we like me you didn't realize it. We burnt them up so that things didn't taste the way they would to a nonsmoker. Overtime your taste buds recover but now I hate things I thought I loved. I've only had vapers tongue I think twice. It finally made me drink more water plus I switch flavors all day so I feel like that helps too.
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    I'll second what Chimney said. I think they have "smokers tongue permanently so they don't notice it. Vapors Tongue comes and goes so you notice it. I mean look how the taste buds come alive after quitting.
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    my guess is ... one of the 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette, prevents smoke tongue.

    they can't all be in there for the flavour
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    Just a guess but, probably because with vapor your tastebuds are getting blasted with intense flavors all day and eventually your taste receptors become dulled to those types of tastes.
    With cigs you'd smoke one every hour or so, so your receptors had time to recoup in between. Plus you did have a permanent smokers tounge, it just wasn't as obvious. If you go smoke a cig now it'll taste like 5lbs of crap because you can actually taste again.

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    We did have vapor's tongue. That's why we continued to smoke. I haven't had a cigarette in seven weeks and I'm sure if I tried one it would taste awful. It's also why cigarette smoke smells so bad to many of us now. We couldn't 'smell' it when we smoked. Smell is also a major factor of vaper's tongue.
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    I think we had smoke tongue coated in tar and dulled to the point that you could not discern much. I notice now at 7 months into vaping, the really hot spicy food I once loved is a bit too much anymore, food tastes better.
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    But like sometimes i can't taste the vapor so i want a new flavor....but with cigarettes I was satisfied with the same brand....and the last two days i have been smoking due to that, ugh

    especially the mornings are bad, i need something strong that will kick me in the head!
    I don't feel like I'm getting that from vape

    plus I've been stressing hard in life in general lately...and cigs seem to give me something for that, that vaping doesn't

    even though the cigs don't taste good anymore

    gah!
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    I think DoggieTony has a point - most of the liquids we vape are strong(er) flavors that we bombard our tongues with all day long. If we ate the intense foods all day, I'm sure it would be the same, we would be numb to taste after a while. I can't explain it scientifically and am only guessing, but it seems the vapor's tongue phenomenon is only temporary and once you are past that, you can taste again, and with more discernment, if that makes sense. I know people have tried cucumber/mint type juices and citrus like (lemon, orange) to help with vapor's tongue - those may help.
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