Vaper’s tongue is a condition where the tongue of a vaper can hardly taste the flavour of the e-juice. If you find that you can no longer enjoy the taste of your favorite e-juice flavor, you most likely have this condition. Usually, it lasts for a few days and most of the time is not due to the vape device but other issues with one’s body. It is also referred to as “vaper’s fatigue.”
Causes of vaper’s tongue
Some of the reasons why vapers may develop vaper’s tongue include:
Olfactory issue – The olfactory sense is commonly known as smelling. The senses of smell and taste work in unison to differentiate between tastes–your sense of smell accounts for about 70% of identifying flavours. Exposure to some smells for a long time will cause temporal loss of sense of smell, and this can happen with e-juice flavours. This explains why you may develop vaper’s tongue after vaping for a long time.
Smoking – Smokers and those who stopped smoking recently may experience the condition as smoking affects tasting and smelling.
Dehydration or dry mouth – A feeling of a thin layer over the tongue is a common symptom of vaper’s tongue, and this prevents sensing the taste. The layer is due to loss of moisture in the mouth causing dryness.
Damaged taste buds – Taste buds may be damaged by burns, very sour things, spicy foods, and other things. This is mostly temporal and heals over time.