You guessed it.
vaping, I'm just noticing some smells I never noticed before.
I kept telling my husband there must be something wrong with my car because sometimes I can smell exhaust and I wasn't near any diesels or buses etc. just "in-town" traffic. He thought I was nuts... thats just the normal in-town traffic smell! LOL I never knew!
That was about a month ago... I have to say that's the one that sticks most in my mind. But, I can pick up the subtle fragrances around. I hate the smell of my floor cleaner - makes my nose burn now. So it has it good points and bad points. Oh, going anywhere near the perfume counter in stores wasn't that great before - now its absolute HELL!
I smoked cigarettes, pipes and cigars for over 45 years. Five and a half months after being off tobacco I went back to my regular tobacco store to get some cigars for a buddy of mine as Xmas presents. In the past everytime I walked in the front door it was 'Ahhhhh the smell of fine tobacco Ahhhhhhhhhh!' This time I walked across the parking lot and stepped up onto the sidewalk before even getting into the store I felt like I had walked into a wall of stink. I just stood there and marveled at it. That old, ahh, never showed up. It was just 'WOW I've never really stuck my nose into a week old ashtray before. PEWWWWW!!!!
Even inside the climate controlled walk-in cigar room, I couldn't wait to buy the damn things and get the hell out of there. Just an amazing experience.
That makes me feel better knowing it may just take me a little longer because of smoking for so long.
I can smell things a little better, but Im looking forward to being able to taste and smell things really well again.
I tried twice to quit smoking, never made it past a week.
I keep reading about people regaing smell in a few days or a week and was wondering why I wasnt.
My Aunt said she watched a doctors episode about quitting smoking and they said in two months you regain taste and smell, so I guess I will see.
Sense of smell back , but my sense of taste of certain abult beverages has changed.If you try to smoke anything after a long time of only vaping, wow that hurt me big time.
I did notice minor changes in taste and smell after just a couple weeks of vaping only. But at about 4 months off analogs, my sense of smell improved dramatically. Still waiting on the taste buds to catch-up.
If it's any consolation, I've noticed only a slight improvement in my sense of smell, and none at all in my sense of taste. I've only been vaping for a couple of weeks though, so probably the improvement is still yet to come. ( No analogs since day 2 of vaping). Fingers crossed.
Just wanted to add my experience to this thread.
I smoked for 39 years 1.5 pks/day strong fliters.
Started vaping 6 months ago.
For 2 months I smoked AND vaped with vaping gradually becoming preferred.
I wasn't trying to quit smoking, just looking for an alternative.
As I began to prefer vaping I noticed a slight increase in taste and sense of smell.
I have some mild sinus trouble and use a CPAP machine (for 3 years) and had tried using a neti pot when I started CPAP to alleviate stuffiness without much sucess- neti pot was parked on a shelf.
As I was experiencing a preference for vaping at about 2 months, I decieded to give the neti pot another try.
After using the neti pot for about 2 weeks my sense of smell and taste came back with a vengeance! I haven't enjoyed smelling and tasting like this since
I was a kid!
I haven't had a smoke since using the neti pot. Vaping is great with NO cravings for a ciggie. Also the nicotine strength (24-36mg) feels stronger and very satifying. I used to use snus and am enjoying that again as well. (for times when I cannot vape).
Due to this experience I think that the using the neti pot was essential for maximum vaping enjoyment for me. After smoking for almost 40yrs. I guess the cleansing action of neti was the key for getting my sense of smell and taste back. I am still surprised at how well it worked.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. --Mohandas Gandhi
Just a note, as you get older the microvilli or what we call taste-buds don't completely regenerate, down to about 50% of what we have when we're young which would explain the differing experiences - and kids intolerance to strong tastes.