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> Question for smokers, Does smoking change your sense of smell?
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post Mar 23 2016, 07:20 PM
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I have never smoked and I cannot stand smokers because of how horrible it smells. In fact most non-smokers would agree that cigarettes smell awful. So the question for smokers is whether or not smoking changes your sense of smell. Do most smokers think cigarette smoke has a pleasant smell of does the pleasure of the nicotine outweigh the bad smell? Can you smell anything at all when you smoke? Some articles say smoking makes people.lose their sense of smell. If you can remember to before you ever smoked your first cigarette, did they smell good to you at that time or does it smell better and better the more you smoke?

If the smoke does smell good to you, why do most drivers who smoke have an open car window?

Just very interested to know if nicotine alters people's sense of smell.


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post Mar 25 2016, 08:42 AM
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As a former smoker - when you are a smoker you don't smell it as an 'exception' because it is 'normal' to your sense of smell. Just like living near a paper plant, the smells associated with the paper making process become 'normal' to those that smell it every day - to those from out of the area it smells horrible. The body gets accustomed to its surroundings, no matter how odiferous those surroundings may be.

As info I stopped smoking over 30 years ago.


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post May 25 2016, 12:12 AM
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I smoked for 20 years (ages 14-34). Now I vape. Yes, it affects your smell. Within a week of switching to vaping, cigarette smoke smelled noxious to me. It also affects your taste. Within a few months of quitting cigarettes, my sense of taste improved by about 20%.
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