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Stopped smoking -trouble with taste buds
Anon_231966 posted:
I stopped smoking through hypnosis and had no cravings. It has been 6 weeks without a cigarette. My breathing and sleeping are now much better, but my taste buds have gone south. Almost everything I eat tastes like burnt peanuts. Has anyone experienced taste bud problems when quitting smoking? I thought food was supposed to taste better?
Thanks for your feedback
Jonathan Foulds, PhD responded:
You are correct that most people report an improved sense of taste when they stop smokingl. I've never heard anyone mention the burnt peanuts taste. But I have heard some people, particularly those wearing the nicotine patch, mention a "metallic" taste in their mouth, that faded over time. My guess is that it may be something else that is affecting your taste, and if it continues you should have it looked into. Please let us know how it turns out.

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