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.
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.