Vaping Jargon and Terms Glossary

May 09, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

Vaping Jargon and Terms Glossary

Vaping has become somewhat of a hobby enjoyed and celebrated by a lot of people. As with many things, some terms and phrases are hard to understand unless you're speaking with a community of fellow vapers. We can start you off here with our vaping jargon and terms glossary.

401,510,801,901: Common threading types for batteries, personal vapes or advanced  personal     vapes.

ADV: All Day Vape

APV: "Advanced Personal Vape" Usually refers to someone's heavily moded vape.

Analog: Non electronic cigarette

Atomizer (atty): The component of the vape that producers the vapour.

B&M: "Brick and Mortar" this indication is for shops that one can visit in person.

Battery: Power source for e-cig.

Blend: Ratio of Propylene Glycol to Vegetable Glycerin in a bottle of e-liquid

Box Mod: A vape shaped like a box.

Cartomizer: Cartridges with atomizers built into them. Can be found in disposable or refillable forms.

Cartridge: Plastic Tube like component surrounding a sponge-like material that holds e-liquid.

Cigalike: E-cigarette designed to look like a non-electric cigarette.

Clearomizer (Clearo):  Transparent casings with built in atomizers that utilize a wick to transfer     e-liquid to the atomizer

Cloudchaser: Vapers who like making large clouds of vapour.

Clouds: Exhaled vapour.

Coil: The component of the atomizer that heats up.

Condom: Sanitary cover for the mouthpiece of a vape.

DIY: "Do it yourself" typically used  to refer to homemade e-liquid.

Drip Tip: The vape's mouthpiece.

Dry Burn: Cleaning your atomizer by burning the coil for short intervals with no liquid.

Dry Hit: A puff from a vape when no e-liquid is being converted into vapour. Tastes burnt and can be painful for the throat.

E-cig: Short form for "Electronic cigarette"

e-liquid/juice: The liquid solution that the vape uses to make the vapour.

eGo: A vape battery style that provides 2 different threading types. Usually a vape pen.

Flavour Ghosting: Tasting the last flavour you used after switching e-liquid flavours.

Flooding: When too much juice goes to the atomizer resulting in leaking, gurgling noises and less vapour.

Ghosting: Using a vape in a way that produces very little vapour. Usually done by holding a hit until the vapour is no longer visible.

Lung hit/ Lung rip: Breathing in vapour directly to your lungs.

Mod: Used to describe an accessory or variation  of a base design for a vape. Also shorthand for box mod.

Mouth Hit/ Mouth Rip/Mouth to lung: Holding the vapour in your mouth before moving it to your lungs.

Nic: Nicotine

No-Nic: No Nicotine.

Ohm: Unit of measure for electrical resistance.

Passthrough: Battery allows use while charging.

PCC: Portable/Personal charging case. Used to charge vapes without an electrical outlet.

PG: Propylene Glycol a core ingredient in e-liquids.

PV: Personal Vaporizer another term for a vape or e-cigarette.

Regulated Mod: Modified e-cigarettes that still have safety and a regulating electronic chip.

Resistance: Ability of electricity to flow through the atomizer in a vape.

Stealth Vape: A vape designed to look inconspicuous.

Steeping: Allowing oxidation to increase flavour of e-liquid by leaving it.

Tank: E-liquid reservoir.

Threading: The radius and design of an attachment connector on a battery and the component being used to hold your e-liquid.

Throat Hit: The feeling in your throat and lungs when you take a hit.

Topping: Filling a tank with E-liquid.

Topper: Device that goes on top of a vape's battery. 

Unregulated/ Non-regulated mod: Mod that does not contain a electronic regulating chip.

Vaping/Vape: The act of using an vape or e-cigarette.

Vape: Shorthand for e-cigarette.

Vaper: Someone who uses a vape or e-cigarette.

Vaper's Tongue/ Vaper's Fatigue: Fatigue induced loss of ability to taste the flavour of your e-      liquid.

VG: "Vegetable Glycerin" Another core ingredient in e-liquid.

VV:  "Variable Voltage" Changeable voltage on a vape.

VW: "Variable Wattage" Changeable wattage on a vape.

Wick:  Absorbent material used to draw e-liquid into the atomizer.

Wire: Commonly used to refer to resistance wire used when building coils.


1 Response

Camila Rosirao
Camila Rosirao

August 06, 2017

Some people are confuse with acronym used in vape field or some terms other might not understand, this blog post might help those people and i am very thankful for this post. It contains almost all of the terms you need to know what it means in the world of vape. So if you find yourself confused if someone asked you a “vape term” you might as well bookmark this site or this post to know those terms. It’s a good thing you know? To keep those terms in a good address and to let other people know about this vaping term.

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