Vaping teens are dealing with a side effect called vape tongue


As vape-related illnesses continue to mount, people are increasingly sharing the symptoms they've experienced from using the devices, including one called "vape tongue."

During a recent Colorado vaping focus groups for teens, many young vapers said they had experienced vape tongue, a condition where vape juice desensitizes a person's tongue so they can't taste flavors anymore, Thomas Ylioja, a tobacco-cessation expert at Denver's National Jewish Health, told Wall Street Journal.

Compared to vape-related symptoms like chronic cough, trouble breathing, and nausea, vape tongue is a lesser-discussed side effect, perhaps because it typically resolves on its own, ...

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... according t0 Dr. Erich Voigt, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Langone Health.

Vape tongue "isn't something people come into a specialist's office to fix because it's a more mild symptom and they deal on their own," Voigt told Insider.
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° Julia Naftulin




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