Vaper'S Tongue, What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

ELQD ECIG’s Vaping Guides August 2023: Vaper’s tongue, a vaping annoyance and what you can do about it!

Vaper’s Tongue, we’ve all been there before, you’ve been into your favourite vape shop and picked up your old staple E-Liquid flavour, you go home, prime a fresh coil, let it sit and then you go to take a puff of it when all of a sudden you can’t taste anything! You take another draw and still nothing, maybe you think that it’s just a bad bottle, so you crack open a new one, fill the tank again and still nothing! 

Throughout this article we will explain what Vaper’s Tongue is, as well as how to prevent it from happening & what to do when you’re already experiencing Vaper’s Tongue!

Vaper’s Tongue: What is it?

Vaper’s Tongue is a condition that occurs when a vaper experiences a sudden loss or reduction in their ability to taste the flavors of their e-liquid. It is often characterized by a dull or muted sensation on the tongue, making it difficult to fully enjoy the vaping experience.

There are several factors that can contribute to Vaper’s Tongue. One common cause is olfactory fatigue, where your sense of smell becomes desensitized to certain scents over time. This can happen if you vape the same flavour for an extended period. Dehydration can also play a role, as well as smoking or consuming strong-tasting foods and beverages.

The same thing can happen when you walk into a perfume shop, you’re smelling a lot of different perfumes and after a while they all seem to smell the same, this is why some of these shops will keep coffee beans or something on hand so that you can use them as a sort of palate cleanser for your nose!

Vaper’s Tongue: How can I prevent it from happening?

Vaper’s tongue is not a fun time, so it’s best that you do all that you can to avoid it! There are a number of different practices that you can take to reduce the chance of it happening to you!

  • Always rotate through flavours, try to avoid using the same flavour or the same type of flavours for long periods of time. This should reduce the chance that your taste buds get used to a flavour!
  • Stay Hydrated! Dehydration is a major factor when vaping so ensure that you keep yourself well hydrated at all times!

Be sure to follow these tips to minimise the opportunity that Vaper’s tongue happens to you!

Vaper’s Tongue: What to do when it happens to me?

If you’re reading this because you’ve already passed the point of having obtained a case of Vaper’s Tongue, fret not as it is only temporary! After a while of not using the flavour you’ll be able to return to using it as normal! Although I know this doesn’t sound like much consolidation, there are still a few things that may be able to help you out!

  • Try changing to a completely different flavour profile! For example if you’re really into your fruity flavours, go for something minty or desserty! Or vice versa, this can act as a kind of flavour reset, allowing you to get back to vaping your favourite liquid!
  • Using palate cleansers can alleviate the problem temporarily also, so that means that the likes of mints or coffee can assist.

Unfortunately there is no instant cure for this and unless you can find another flavour to use while your taste buds recover you may be stuck vaping something with no flavour!

That’s all we’ve got to say on the matter of Vaper’s Tongue, we hope that this article has been informative & helpful and you can feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments below!

Want to read more about Vaper’s Tongue? We’d recommend taking a look at this article from Innokin!

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