Does 100% VG cause/help/worsen Vaper's Tongue?
I will try to make this breif. I am a relatively new vaper and I am posting this here because I have been reading all of the VV threads and this seems like a tight knit and helpful family of Vapers.
I have been vaping on and off for about 3 weeks. My daughter sent me an EVOD starter kit she purchased at her local shop and a small bottle of liquid. The first puff tasted heavenly but made me have a horrible coughing fit. It was a cinnamon/caramel 50/50 24mg. I tried it 2-3 times and it was unvapable for me but tasty.
So I went to my local store and tried several flavors but had trouble tasting all of them except their version of cinnamon. Again tasted good but made me cough 70/30 bought a bottle of 12mg. Still the coughing.
Went to a different store and the girl showed me how to vape with a different inhale technique than used for smoking. This helped some with the coughing. Bought a small bottle of cherry pomagranate in 6mg. And picked up 7 tiny free samples of different flavors in 0mg. 20/80 PG/VG
The positive is I figured out that I need about 9mg to keep the cravings away. The negative is that with all of the flavors I have, I am having to mix them with the higher mg cinnamons to get the right strength nic. And now the cinnamons taste nasty and I can't taste any of the other flavors at all, either mixed or by themselves.
Before I found VV I ordered a sample pack of 20/80 12mg flavors from another seller that seems highly rated on the ECF. I received them a few days ago and they smell heavenly but I can't taste them. I purchased a drip atomizer to try the new flavors so I know its not just my EVOD. I even replaced the coil in it just to be sure.
I have also ordered 2 different samplers from VV that are on their way but I am afraid I won't be able to taste them either. And I know from all of my reading that Annette will customize future orders for me if needed but I don't know how to get past the not tasting problem I am having now.
I am drinking extra, brushing extra, and have tried some of the other random suggestions without success.
I almost feel like I just need to stop vaping and let my mouth get back to normal but to do that I would have to smoke.
Does the 100% VG help with this at all? make it worse? no effect?
Sorry this turned into a book. And thank you in advance for any insight.
P.S. Kitty if you are in Charlotte, Why can't we get VV juice locally yet?
Short answer maybe.
Remember the draw technique is different to a cigarette. Have a look on youtube where people demonstrate how to inhale vapor.
Vg will be less harsh, and will probably fix your issue. Just make sure you got the draw technique down pat as well.
It may be that your taste buds are still recovering if you recently stopped smoking. However, I went through a stage where I felt like I wasn't tasting the flavor as well, (I haven't smoked in 1.5 yrs) and I am thinking it was this so-called Vapor Tongue. It lasted for about 2 weeks. The one thing I read somewhere that made alot of sense to me was-some people believe vapor tongue is linked to getting some of the juice on your tongue. I had recently had problems with leaking clearo. I haven't had the issue since. One of VVs flavors that helped me through that time and is one of my top favorites to boot is: Butter Cream Mint Good luck!!
I have a few suggestions for you that might help.
First of all, you should just know that when you first switch to vaping after smoking regular cigarettes, your taste buds may be a bit out of whack. If you've ever quit smoking before, you may have noticed your sense of taste and smell suddenly get much more acute and you enjoy tasting and smelling things like never before. The same will happen as you transition over to vaping. Your taste buds may be a bit burnt out at first, but they will come back! So don't worry if you need really strong flavors at first (at Virgin Vapor, just leave me a note asking for extra flavor and I can even do more than that if you need it at first, especially in the Absolute line as the flavors are so concentrated). Stick with it and, the longer you stay away from regular cigarettes, the more sensitive your sense of taste will become.
Another thing to note is that cinnamon flavors can tend to burn your taste buds out as they are so overpowering. Some customers find cinnamon flavors irritate their lungs so the flavor could also be contributing to your coughing reaction. If cinnamon is the only flavor that does it for you and it gets you off regular cigarettes, stick with it but you may want to try some other flavors with extra flavoring added as well.
Best of luck making the transition to vaping and let me know if I can help in any way!
A big congratulations to you!!! Going from being a PAD smoker to two a day is a huge accomplishment and you should be very proud of that! And now two days completely analog free--way to go!
Last edited by kittypie; 10-14-2013 at 11:44 PM.
Thank you both!
Kittypie let me know when you get that stand set up. Maybe you could start with the Sweet Summer Lemonade flavor and still call it a lemonade stand. Except we are almost past that time of year.
I don't know where the Elizabeth area is but I could find it if you hang out a shingle. I kind of like having real people who vape to talk to about these issues. I am just outside of Belmont and there is nowhere really near me to shop. I have been to both of the 2 differently named stores in the Charlotte area. But I don't like the juices, I can't taste em and they only have like 6 100% VG flavors.
When my daughter sent me my starter kit in the mail, I had never even seen an e-cig before. And I had no clue how to even put the juice in. (I just unscrewed the tank from the battery and tried to put it in the little hole. I didn't know to take the bottom off of the tank) I even had to go to a store just to find out how to inhale it. But I am learning all I can as fast as I can and hopefully it will be tasty and enjoyable soon. I think if I could taste the juices I could get rid of the nicotine pretty quickly because the first few days of tasting the juice left me craving the taste more than the kick even with the coughing.
By the way, I applaud your loyalty, Kittypie. You have been advocating for VV juices for a long time. I hope I feel that way about them too.
Here's hoping I wake up tasting tomorrow...
Have you tried exhaling through your nose? That really kicks up the flavor for me.
Good luck and hang in there!
Just a suggestion... pick up some CloSYS toothpaste and especially the mouthwash from Walgreens. I did some research when I was having heavily bleeding gums (from vaping) and discovered this product. Amazing! It helped within two days and i haven't had a problem since... it's also helped to keep my flavors like they're supposed to taste. Just make sure NOT to add the sm flavoring bottle to the mouthwash (it has pg and a highly concentrated peppermint oil in it - will ruin the true taste of our VV juices). It's worth a try... you really have to appreciate how incredible VV juices are!!
Annette's juices are so tasty you'll seriously wonder why you smoked the stinkies for so long when you could be vaping so many delicious, high quality flavors instead. It sounds like you're ready!
I think you'll find some amazing Virgin Vapor flavors you love other than (or in addition to) cinnamon .... and have lots of fun trying them! When i first quit, i thought i'd have to vape mint or menthol flavors cuz i smoked menthols and instantly realized it wasn't the menthol i craved... it was nicotine. I quickly discovered amazing flavors that i still love as my all day vapes, and surprisingly hate anything mint or menthol! If you love fruit... try some fruit flavors, if you love coffee... try the coffee flavors etc! Try juices based on the foods, desserts, drinks that you actually like or have always wanted to try. The sample packs make it really easy to sample a good variety till you discover what works for you. Also keep in mind that most juice flavors improve and intensify in flavor after some steeping time which varies with each flavor, although lots are great right outta the mail!
Good luck and congrats!
Love to hear if you try the CloSYS and it helps you!
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