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Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Taste

If you're looking for motivation to quit smoking, I have another reason to tack onto your list: taste. A recent study performed in Greece found that smoking literally dulls the taste buds. In the small study, the smokers had flatter tastes buds compared with their nonsmoking counterparts. The shape of the buds may affect the sense of taste for Pavlidis Pavlos, the leading researcher in the study, remarked that,

"Statistically important differences between the taste thresholds of smokers and nonsmokers were detected. Smoking is an important factor which can lead to decreased taste sensitivity."

Food is fuel, but we all eat for taste as well and when you are missing out on flavor you might also be tempted to eat more to reach a satiation point. Need some more reasons to kick the habit? Check out all these reasons to quit smoking.

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sweetrae80 sweetrae80 7 years
which is making it a little harder to stop eating, but that's ok. trying to up my activity level to compensate.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 7 years
i quit smoking july 23...my senses of smell and taste have increased exponentially!!!! :)
jkat jkat 7 years
I thought this is a reason *why* many people smoke...not why they would quit. Less taste = less desire to eat = thinner.
nia0nia nia0nia 7 years
i didn't realise studies had not shown this before, as it's so wdiely known, isn't it?
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