Saturday, 22 August 2009 19:24

Smoking Believed to Affect Taste Buds

Anyone who has ever suffered from a cold quickly realizes the importance of smell/taste in fully appreciating the flavor of food. This is no surprise as over the years scientist have recommended that people who rely on their sensory ability to perform a job - i.e. perfumers, sommeliers, coffee cuppers, etc - should strongly refrain from the potentially damaging affects of smoking. But until now this recommendation has lacked scientific rigor, but recently this may all change.