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Vaper's Tongue: What Is It And How To Avoid It?

Vaper's Tongue: What Is It And How To Avoid It?

Ever been enjoying your favourite flavour only to reach a point where that flavour you know and love is dulled? Or even worse, you can’t taste it at all anymore? This is called ‘vapers tongue’ (also known as ‘vapers fatigue’).

Not to worry - it's not permanent.Here's what you can do about it.


The average person has between 2000 to 8000 taste buds on their tongue, which have a life cycle of around 2 weeks, before they regenerate and maintain our ability to taste.

Your taste buds need saliva to work properly and if you're vaping regularly this can cause fatigue of the tongue and a dry mouth- you're just not producing enough salivca.

This leads to feeling like your tongue is coated with something and not being able to distinguish flavour.

PG (one of the main components in e-liquid) can lead to a dry mouth as it bonds with the water molecules and draws moisture from your mouth.

The simple answer to dehydration-caused vapers tongue is to drink water between vapes. Check out this helpful Healthline article on how to rehydrate to keep your taste buds in peak condition!

Overusing One Flavour

We’ve all been there. You’ve found a flavour that you just can’t get enough of and you don’t want to switch. We get it, but in this case, switching out your flavour once in a while can benefit you. Once your tastebuds and your mind get used to a certain flavour, that flavour can start to feel like it is not having the same effect.

Nobody wants to vape a tasteless e-liquid, so to counteract this effect, try something new every so often! If you are looking for something new, check out our wide range of Bottle Shots, Short Fills, One Shots and 10ml Nic Salt Shots.


Unfortunately, nobody can escape the common cold. Any combination of sinus issues, a sore throat or a blocked nose can affect your ability to taste properly. Your sense of smell will be dulled, and your airways will be blocked, which means you won’t get the same strong flavour that you are used to.

We all wish there was a quick fix for illnesses like the common cold but there isn’t. Don’t panic, your taste will return to normal as you get better.

Other reasons for low flavour

-      Steeping: if your e-liquid is not fully steeped, the individual flavours will have not had time to mix with the base of your e-liquid, causing weak flavour. Read more about steeping in our blog here.
-      Time for a coil change: over time, e-liquid can build up on your coils, which can cause dry hits or give you a nasty burnt taste. Switch out your coil often to make sure you are getting the best out of your e-liquid.

We hope this short blog helps shed some light on the causes of vapers tongue and gives you a few helpful ways to keep it at bay. For more tips and tricks from the DarkStar team, check out the rest of our blog.

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Mac - April 16, 2024

When I mix my bottle shots instead of you sending 1000ml when not just send the right amount to fill to where you say which is the shoulder of the bottle as I as everyone else always has left over base mix do you not think this would be a better idea than sending 1000ml think of the money your company could save from all customers just by doing this one thing

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