E-cigarette and vaping jargon buster

If you're visiting an ecig related forum or site; you're likely to come across all sorts of jargon and terminology and the lingo can be a little confusing if you're new to the vaping scene.

The following are some of the more common terms in an electronic cigarette glossary of sorts and what they mean.

510 This refers to an e-cigarette with a particular componentry size. The 510 was originally developed by Chinese company JoyE and then widely emulated; becoming a standard of sorts in the industry.
atomizer/atty The heating element component of an ecig that vaporizes the liquid
ADV All Day Vape - an eliquid that you don't tire of using on a daily basis
cartomizer/carto A cartridge that combines an atomizer with an eliquid reservoir.
coil The atomizer's heating element 
doubler/tripler Terms referring to eliquids without nicotine that can be used to add flavour and reduce nicotine content of another liquid containing it.
drip tip Used instead of a regular e-cig cartridge to direct drip eliquids straight on the atomiser without removal of the tip. Drip tips are also standard on many CE type clearomisers
dry hit Taking a draw of an ecig without any vapor being produced.
dry burn A method of cleaning atomizers to extend their life
eGo This refers to an e-cigarette of a certain size and configuration. The Ego was also originally developed by Chinese company JoyE and then widely emulated; becoming a standard of sorts in the industry. An Ego type unit has a larger battery than a 510.
eliquid The fluid that is used in conjunction with an electronic cigarette. 
Juice Another name for eliquids
Mechanical mod A vaping device that contains no electronics
Mod Short for modification made to an ecig
Nic Short for nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco
PCC Personal Charger Case - usually styled similarly to a cigarette packet, the PCC acts as a holder for ecig batteries and cartridges as well as containing a larger battery for recharging ecigs. 
PG  Propylene Glycol - one of the base components of eliquids. Propylene glycol is used in many applications, including medicines and food.
PV Personal Vaporizer - another name for an ecig
Tank Eliquid reservoir
Throat hit  Refers to the "bite" sensation at the back of the throat when inhaling ecig vapors, similar to that of tobacco.
Vape/vaping The act of using an electronic cigarette
VG  Vegetable Glycerine - a base component of eliquids. It is also used as a sweetener in food items and as an ingredient in cosmetic products.
VV Variable voltage
VW Variable wattage
Wick The component of a cartridge that soaks up eliquid.




 

 


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