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Vapetoberfest is taking place October 18th and 19th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. There will giveaways, contests, new product debuts, special guests and tons of vendors (including yours truly)! Interested? Click the logo below.
Mt Baker Vapor started with a man and an electronic cigarette in 2009 and since then we have quickly expanded to meet the growing demands of vaping consumers. Take a look at our journey up to this point and stay tuned for the next chapter!
Let us be frank and talk about “vapor’s tongue.”
First and foremost, let me rant for just a moment. *Grabs a soapbox and takes a long vape of Butterscotch.* We, the vaping community, need to stop referring to this condition as vapor’s tongue: the tongue has absolutely nothing to do with this condition. Your tongue has the ability to taste five sensations: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory. For example, it allows to feel the sensation that blueberries are sweet, green apples are sour, tobaccos are bitter, bacon is salty and oregano is savory. But it is the olfactory sensors at the top of your nasal passage that allow you to taste blueberry as blueberry, green apple as green apple, tobacco as tobacco, bacon as bacon and oregano as oregano. Thus, when you are not able to taste your e juice it related to your olfactory senses not your tongue. I propose that we change the terminology to something more appropriate such as vapor’s fatigue. *Hops off soapbox.*
For the remainder of this pos,t I will refer to “vapor’s tongue” as vapor’s fatigue. If anyone has a better idea for the terminology, comment below and explain why! Let’s get this phenomenon renamed and stop this cycle of misunderstanding.
So what is vapor’s fatigue (vapor’s tongue)? Well, this when you are no longer able to “taste” the flavor of the e liquid you’re vaping. This is due to olfactory fatigue, also known as odor fatigue or olfactory adaptation. It is inability to distinguish or “taste” a particular odor or “flavor” after prolonged exposure.
Now that we know what vapor’s fatigue is let’s talk some reasons why it may happen, how you can overcome it and prevent it.
It is well-known amongst analog smokers that smoking dulls your sense of taste. As you make the switch from analog cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, your ability to taste will improve over time. For some, this takes as little as a week, and for others, up to six weeks. Unfortunately, sometimes with this increased sensation, your olfactory senses will be overloaded, and will shut down, causing the accursed vapor’s fatigue. Do not panic! This is completely normal, and simply your olfactory sense’s way of recuperating. This may happen several times as your sense of taste returns, and should only last for a few hours or in some cases a few days. Eventually, your body will adjust and this should no longer keep happening. In this case of vapor’s fatigue just wait it out.
*If your sense of taste is not returning after quitting smoking analog cigarettes after 4 to 6 weeks, please see your licensed medical professional.
Vaporizing will dehydrate you no matter what. Vapor absorbs any moisture in surrounding air. Your mouth contains a lot of moisture. Hence, when you vape the vapor absorbs the moisture in your mouth. If too much moisture is absorbed, it will result in dry mouth: a condition where a thin film forms on the inside of your mouth isolating your tongue and olfactory senses. Hence, you experience vapor’s fatigue. To remedy this case and/or to prevent it from happening, simply increase your water intake. Personally, this is type of vapor’s fatigue I used to suffer from the most. I am a heavy diet soda drinker, and at one point was getting dry mouth then vapor’s fatigue after any vape session that lasted more than 5 minutes. I switched to only drinking water while vaping and have had no problems since!
If you vape the same flavor all day every day, your olfactory senses can become desensitized to that particular flavor. For example say your all day everyday vape was Blueberry. You loved blueberries as a kid and Mt Baker Vapor’s Blueberry is sweet, juicy, and right on par. Then you notice after vaping blueberry daily for 6 months that the flavor is getting weaker and weaker. Then one day you can’t taste the blueberry at all, you’ve become desensitized to the flavor. Fear not! To remedy this case of vapor’s fatigue, you can take two approaches: switch to a new flavor or have a flavor rotation. I personally think that having a vaping rotation is the best method. When I first started vaping, all I vaped was Cinnamon Roll. Eventually, I couldn’t taste the flavor anymore. My olfactory senses had adapted. I then started rotating between 4 flavors and now I have no problems tasting Cinnamon Roll. You can also to take the approach of just switching flavors: i.e. switching from Cinnamon Roll to Butterscotch. I would recommend changing your flavors up significantly if choose this method. For example, if you usually vape Cinnamon Roll and can’t taste the flavor anymore, I would recommended trying to vape one of our other desert flavors like Butterscotch, or Strawberry Shortcake instead of trying to vape something similar to Cinnamon Roll, like Sticky Bun.
Still having issues with vapor’s fatigue? Well, a trick commonly employed by wine tasters and perfume mixologists is to inhale fresh coffee grounds. Coffee interacts with specific chemicals in the olfaction sensors and will in turn cause your olfactory senses to reset. So put down that e-cig, smell some coffee grounds and/or have a cup of coffee.
Fellow vapers have also reported that vaping flavors like mint, menthol and cinnamon work well as olfactory cleansers. This will give your olfaction sensors time to reboot and you won’t be wasting flavored e juice.
Another thing to touch on briefly is allowing your e juices to fully steep. Most e-juices will taste best after 3 to 4 weeks of steeping. This allows the flavor to fully develop and mix with the nicotine. Sometimes fresh juice will have little to no taste, so it may not be you it may actually be your e juice!
Do you have any cures you have discovered for vapor’s fatigue? Any flavors that are amazing palate cleansers? Thought of a better term then “vapor’s fatigue.” Comment and share below.
Live long and vape!
Now, I know we are used to Gwar’s Beefcake the Mighty (Jamison Land) wielding a Gladius sword or a battle axe, but check him out wielding an iTaste 134 mod while vaping Mt Baker Vapor e juice. According to Beefcake MBV has the tastiest and most affordable e juices around! Many thanks, Beefcake the Mighty.
Keep checking back for when Beefcake the Mighty of Gwar teams up with MBV the E Juice Overlords of Bellingham for a Gwar juice line. HAIL FLATTUS!
Is that a lightsaber? Nope, it’s Randy Blythe, lead vocalist of metalcore band Lamb of God, enjoying Mt Baker Vapor e Juice with his freaking AWESOME iTaste 134 mod! After years of smoking the singer has decided to quit with the help of Mt Baker Vapor. “…the cigs are gonna kill me (plus I sing for a living- I kinda of need my throat & lungs. So I had to quit smoking, but I need some sort of vice…” And that’s where Mt Baker Vapor stepped in, after a few days of vaping MBV e juice the singer has already cut down on his pack and a half day habit! “I have been using this thing for a few days and I have cut my cig to 1/4 of what I was smoking without even trying.” Well, Randy welcome to the wondrous world of vaping, we are stoked to be your new vice and cannot wait to work with you on some Lamb of God e juice flavors!
As a means of cutting my costs of smoking cigarettes and trying out a great alternative to smoking, I decided to take the plunge and buy my first electronic cigarette in October of 2009.
My first electronic cigarette was Joye 510 brand starter kit in blue with a Coca-Cola flavor. I loved the flavor of the vapor, the throat hit it provided, and the cost effectiveness. I went from smoking half a pack a day and spending over a $100/month on cartons to vaping on an electronic cigarette and spending less then half of that amount basically overnight. The Joye 510 provided a satisfying throat hit, solid vapor production, a variety of colors to suit my mood, and a seemingly endless variety of flavors. I’ve now been vaping for over 18 months and still find new flavors to try. The possibilities seem endless, and I’ve only sampled a few dozen flavors as of yet.
One day, I was getting to the end of my personal supply of atomizers and batteries, so when I needed a fix, and not wanting to go back to regular cigarettes or wait for the time for an order to ship online, I went to my local convenience store and purchased a disposable electronic cigarette. Instantly I was disappointed. Their was no variety of flavors available-just the default tobacco(and not even a good tobacco flavor at that), and I had no option for different strengths of nicotine(having found that certain flavors taste better with varying levels of nicotine distribution). In addition, all of them looked identical, and all the disposable electronic cigarettes were designed to emulate the look of a tobacco cigarette-a look that I found tacky. But enough with the aestethics, let’s get on to the important part-how well did it vape? Well, it was incredibly underwhelming. I immediately noticed on my first draw that the vapor production was lacking, and there was almost zero throat hit. I had to take a few quick drags on the disposable electronic cigarette to even tell I had taken a hit to begin with. That was after months of vaping exclusively on my Joye 510, and I can only imagine the throat hit of the disposable electronic cigarette would have been worse had I tried it immediately after smoking a tobacco cigarette. Not only that, but the price of the disposable electronic cigarette was comparable to the cost of two joye 510 atomizers and 1 bottle of nicotine liquid(about $23). So i had spent nearly as much on a disappointing disposable electronic cigarette as I would have for a month of Joye 510 vaping on a product that would only provide me with one week of “optimal” vaping(and another week of sub-optimal vaping) that didn’t satisfy my craving at all.
Disposable electronic cigarettes are designed for two things-to be bought on impulse and to be thrown away and quickly purchased again. As such, the disposable electronic cigarette is cheaply made and conveniently marketed(their ubiquity is the only thing keeping them in business, I believe). The Joye 510, on the other hand, is designed with the serious vaper in mind. The atomizer is tuned to run hotter then the competition, and provides much better vapor production and a more satisfying experience over all. The atomizers, while lasting a shorter time period then some of their competitors, are still designed to give a satisfying result throughout their lifespan, whereas the disposable electronic cigarette is designed to work well for a couple of days and then give diminishing results on each subsequent use.
Considering the circumstances which led me to buying the disposable electronic cigarette to begin with, and based upon my own personal satisfaction with the Joye 510, me and my now business partner decided that we would not only sell the Joye 510 brand, but we would also offer home delivery to our home county and plan on putting incentives into place to promote the service in other areas as well. We feel that the Joye 510 electronic cigarette is the best brand on the market today, and we can stand behind the product as daily users of the product outselves. We think it is a much better alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, and a much cheaper alternative at that. We want to bring affordable, tastier and more customized electronic cigarettes to your door and provide a better service and value then the disposable electronic cigarettes ever could with their low-quality, impersonal product.
If you’ve ever read electronic cigarette reviews you may be wondering how e-cigarettes are different from the “real thing”. Electronic cigarette reviews, however, can be somewhat misleading if you don’t know the facts about this innovative and pleasurable alternative to cigarettes. Below are reviews of electronic cigarettes.
E-cigarettes have come a long way since their introduction in China in 2004. These first electronic cigarettes were patented under the name “Runyan” which means “almost like smoke” in Chinese. Marketed by the Golden Dragon group, they caught on quickly via internet sales and hundreds of other brands joined the fray with their own versions of the product. This competition meant that discriminating smokers had choices as to brands, flavors, strengths of the nicotine delivered and could even pick styles and colors that they liked. The typical electric cigarette review would praise the convenience, the cost and the flavor of this cigarette alternative but often did not tell the whole story. The early e-cigarettes systems were often costly and lacking in flavor.
Mt Baker Vapor makes e-cigarettes that are economical, convenient and come in a wide variety of flavors. “Smoking” Mt. Baker Vapor e-cigarettes is pleasant, fulfilling and very cost effective. In fact, by vaping e-cigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes.
You’ll find many rewards when you switch to e-cigarettes; according to research as well as many electronic cigarette reviews, you’ll discover that food tastes better and your sinuses are once again open to the delicious scents of everyday life. If you’ve stopped smoking inside your own home because of concerns for your children, pets or partner, by making the switch you can resume enjoying a satisfying vape after dinner in the comfort of your own living room. There are no messy ashes, no stale odors clinging to your furniture and clothing and no yellow film coating your walls and other surfaces of your home. E-cigarettes are convenient, clean and satisfying.
As you read various electronic cigarettes reviews you’ll find that Mt Baker Vapor stands out from the crowd in many ways. While other manufacturers can now give you a few options in choosing the flavor of your e-cigarettes, Mt Baker Vapor offers you more than one hundred choices. There are many different categories of flavors, including menthol flavors, regular tobacco flavors, beverage flavors, sweet flavors, fruity flavors, dessert flavors, and many more. Why settle for the ordinary when you can vape the extraordinary?
Electronic cigarette reviews also praise the choice of nicotine strength you can choose from. Mt Baker Vapor offers nicotine dosages ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all.
An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes. You can choose from 4 colors and any flavor among the more than two dozen that are listed.
Although many electronic cigarettes reviews will tell you that e-cigarettes are acceptable anywhere, please check your local laws. Some establishments still view vaping as smoking and prohibit vaping inside. But every electric cigarette review agrees—you can now indulge in a premium cigarette experience nearly anytime you wish without all the mess, smell and expense of conventional cigarettes! When looking for electronic cigarette reviews Mt Baker Vapor provides the e-cigarette experience that everyone is looking for.