Smoking effects on taste: assessment with contact endoscopy and taste strips

Iordanis Konstantinidis, Aggelos Chatziavramidis, Athanasia Printza & Jannis Constantinidis
Objectives: The present study aimed to compare the taste function between smokers and healthy controls with clinical testing, subjective ratings and contact endoscopy of fungiform papillae. Material and methods: Data were collected from 34 healthy subjects (mean age 33.8 yr; 18 female, 16 male) [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]