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The Ultimate Vaping Glossary: Vape Terminology Explained

If you're new around here, here is the ultimate vaping glossary to get you started. In this glossary, you'll find definitions to many commonly used words and abbreviations, providing you with an in-depth understanding of vaping terminology and lingo. If you're a veteran vaper and have any terms to add, please leave a comment for us!

ADV
:  Refers to an 'All Day Vape’, an e-liquid that a vaper is happy to vape for a long period of time.

AFS: An auto feed system.

Aerosol: Vapour produced by an e-cigarette.

APV: Advanced personal vaporiser.

Atomiser:  A component of an e-cigarette, that converts the e-Liquid to vapour.

Atty:  Slang for Atomiser.

Automatic: A type of vaping device that works when inhaled rather than pressing a button.

Auto Shut Off: When a device is able to automatically turn off if it's overheating. Also known as Battery Cut Off.

Battery: The battery powers the atomiser. Sometimes rechargeable.

Batt: Slang for Battery.

Base Liquid: Basic e-liquid made from vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol.

Base Mix: Basic e-liquid with nicotine added.

Blanks: Empty cartridges for a vaper to fill with e-liquid.

Box Mod: A boxy, square APV.

Bridge: Also known as an Atomiser Wick.

Cartridge: The catridge holds the e-liquid.

Cart: Short for Cartridge. Also known as Carto.

Cartomiser/Cartomizer: A combined atomiser and cartridge in one device.

Clouds: The effect when vapour is exhaled by the user.

Cloud Chaser: See blog post here.

Coil: The coil heats the e-liquid.

Cig-a-Like: A type of vaping device that looks like a traditional cigarette.  See our V-Pack II.

Draw: The vaping equivalent of the ‘Drag’ with traditional cigarettes.

Dry Burn: The process of drawing on your e-cigarette when there is no e-Liquid in the cartridge.

E-Cig: Electronic cigarette. Also known as E-Cigarette and Electronic Cigarette.

E-Juice: E-liquid, also known simply as 'Juice', 'Smoke Juice', and 'Liquid'.

E-Liquid: The liquid vapourised in a vaping device.

E-Smoking: General term for vaping.

Flooding: Flooding can occur in your device if too much liquid reaches the atomiser.

French Hit: Vaping out of the lungs, and then re-inhaling it into the nose.

Hybrid:  A vaping device with the atomiser and battery in one unit.

Kick: Used to describe the hit at the back of the throat when vaping.

Li-on: Lithium-ion batteries.

LED:  A light at the end of an e-cigarette that omits a glow like a traditional cigarette.

MAH: Battery power rating.

Manual: A device that works when a button is pushed, rather than an Automatic.

MG: Milligram strength per millilitre of nicotine in the E-liquid.

Menthol: A fresh tasting e-liquid flavour, derived from peppermint.

Mod:  Also known as a modified vaping device.

Nicotine: Found in natural tobacco, but also added to some e-liquids. We have from 0mg to 24mg.

Nic: Short for Nicotine.

Nic Juice: E-Liquid that contains Nicotine.

OHM: A measure of electrical resistance.

Pen Style: One of many types of e-cigarettes. They resemble a pen and are relatively small and thin.

PEG: Polyethylene Glycol. In the past, PEG was a commonly used ingredient in some e-liquids.

PG: Propylene Glycol. PG is a common ingredient in many of today's e-liquids.

Starter Kits: Everything you need to get started on your vaping journey. Shop ours here.

Tank: The clear chamber that holds the e-Liquid.

Vape: The word vape, short for vaporiser, is synonymous with e-cigarette, but it's also used to describe the vapour that comes out of an e-cig as well as the act of using an e-cig, the latter of which is more commonly referred to as vaping.

Vaper: A user of vaping products.

Vape Juice: Another name for e-liquid.

Vaping: The act of using a vape or e-cig.

Vaporiser: A vaporiser, or vaporizer, is an electronic device the heats blends to the point of vapourisation. An electronic cigarette, which is also sometimes referred to as a vape, is a type of vaporiser.

Vapour: The cloud or aerosol produced by an e-cig.

Vegetable Glycerol /Glycerine (VG): One of the two primary base substances used to create e-Liquids.

Wick: The wick helps the liquid to flow to the atomiser. Made from silica.

Zero-Nic: A nicotine free e-liquid.

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