How To Avoid The Dreaded Vaper’s Tongue

How To Avoid The Dreaded Vaper’s Tongue

January 12, 2016

It happens to the best of us.

One day we’re enjoying our favorite e-cig flavor and the next we’re dealing with flavorless puffs. Chances are the e-liquid hasn’t gone bad. Our e-cigarettes aren’t malfunctioning.

No, the problem is more complicated than that. We are the problem.

The Dreaded Vaper’s Tongue

The general term for a suddenly flavorless vaping experience is vaper’s tongue, and it has several known causes including dehydration, damaged taste buds and a stuffy nose. Sometimes overlooked, however, is the flavor-diminishing effect that being creatures of habit can have on us vapers.

See, “everything in moderation” isn’t just something people say to encourage us against eating another slice of cheesecake or killing a Saturday by spending nine consecutive hours watching Netflix. It’s a rule our bodies abide by regardless of how certain we are that we’ll never get sick of the things we enjoy most.

Taste + Smell = Flavor

You know how you stop picking up on certain scents after being around them for a while? When you enjoy the same e-cig flavor day after day, your body adapts to the smell of your vapor. Since taste and smell are both necessary contributors to how we perceive flavor, that loss of scent can cause you to experience flavorless drags.

Related: The Sense of Taste: How Changes in Taste Buds Affect E-Cig Flavors

Doing Away With Flavor Familiarity

Fortunately, this specific cause of vaper’s tongue is easy to prevent and cure. It just requires a temporary parting of ways between you and your usual cartridge and an expansion of your collection to include a good variety of flavors. By switching between them on a regular basis, you’ll have a much higher chance of avoiding flavor loss.

Of course, there are more reasons to branch out other than the prevention of vaper’s tongue, which is why White Cloud offers such a wide variety of flavors to choose from. We can’t help but think that people who limit themselves to one or two main flavors aren’t just setting themselves up for flavorless drags—they’re also missing out on a lot of the fun. And if you’re making the switch from tobacco to e-cigs, you may even discover that the more flavors you try, the less you’ll miss the taste of tobacco.

So go ahead and vape out of your comfort zone and try those flavors you’re not so sure about! You just might find a couple of new favorites while also avoiding that dreaded vaper’s tongue.