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Vaping Terms, Vaporizing Terminology & Glossary
New to vaping? A veteran looking for some new (or old) terminology?
Look no further, because you’ve found Vape Craft Inc’s Visual Vaping Dictionary!
Here we have 150+ terms that should help you familiarize yourself with the terms and lingo that are used every day in the world of vaping.
We’ve also added visual aids to help you better understand the term (or confuse you, we don’t know yet, this is kind of new…)
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Leave a comment and we’ll add it (unless it's gross or vulgar, then we’ll just appreciate it from afar)AA ModA personal vaporizerThe on/off button on a mechmodActuatorAdapterA connector that allows a head with a given thread connector system to fit on to a body (battery holder) with a different connectorYou guessed it, an e-juice so good you can vape it all day long.ADV, all-day vapeAdvanced Personal VaporizerAlso referred to as mods (or modified e-cigs), these units are larger, have replaceable batteries, and can either be mechanical, variable voltage, or variable wattage.Association of American E-liquid Manufacturing StandardsAEMSAAerosolE-juice vapor is best described as an aerosol, because it's made up of micro dropletsAdjusts your air-to-ejuice ratioAFC-Air Flow ControlAllen Key/WrenchA tool used to open mods or tighten screws in atomizersThe term for cigarettes used by vapersAnalogAnhydrous GlycerinGlycerine with no measurable water content.Glycerine with significant water contentAqueous GlycerinAss JuiceThe opposite of an ADV (All Day Vape), garbage e-juice(Atty) - The key in producing the vapor that you inhale. It’s a core with metal wire wrapped around it and when the battery is activated, the atomizer vaporizes the juice that’s on the wick, producing vapor.AtomizerAutomaticA special style of electronic cigarette(ecig)/vaporizer battery that when the user draws (inhales) on the mouthpiece, a sensor within the atomizer is activated by changing air pressure.A common safety feature found on personal vaporizers that only allows the discharge of a battery for a set period of time.Automatic ShutoffBBatteryIt provides power to the heating element that turns the e juice into vaporAuto batteries normally have a time limit on their operation cycle, to prevent pocket operation (Thermal Runaway) and burnout.Battery CutoffBattingA term used for the wadding or filler in the cartridges used in the old 3-piece mini ecig systemsBottom Coil ClearomiserBCCBDCBottom Dual Coil ClearomiserA bonut is a stainless pipe screen, rolled it into a thin tube about 2mm thick, then bent, forming it into a ring (more of a horseshoe shape really). A pipescreen is an 18mm diameter circular piece of stainless steel woven threaded meshBonutsBrick and Mortar (B&M)A physical store where you can buy vaping related products.DefinitionBox ModsBoxiesA group of vapers that prefer boxmodsThe process of leaving an e-liquid open to the air so that any alcohol can evaporate off. Can mellow some flavors.BreathingBridgeThe wire mesh arch that is positioned above the heater coil in a regular atomiserSlang for big tobacco companies.BTBurnerSlang for a traditional cigarette/cigarShort for Bottom Vertical CoilsBVCCCarcinogenAny chemical, compound, or substance thought to cause cancer.The silicone plastic endcap placed over the ends of a new carto before sale to stop leakage and keep the product fresh.Carto CondomCartomizer (Clearo)A combined atomizer and cartridge that contains both the heating element and the liquid reservoirA plastic or covered metal mouthpiece that is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds e-juice.CartridgeCASAAConsumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives AssociationBattery charger that replenishes a discharged ecig batteryCharger[caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Crown llOriginal Uwell Crown 2 Sub-ohm Tank Atomizer Clearomizer[/caption]ChimneyThe central air channel up through a clearo or tankA wide-bore driptip used for high-volume deep inhales of vapor for cloud-chasingChufftop/ChufftipCigalike, Cig-AlikeResembles a tobacco cigaretteA device that provides benefits without drawbacksClean Nicotine Delivery SystemClearomizer, ClearoA transparent version of a cartomizer, designed to let users know how much e liquid they have left.Vapers who try to blow the largest vape clouds possibleCloud-ChasersCloudsThe vapor that is exhaled when using electronic cigarettes is referred to as clouds.It wraps around the wick/cotton to take the juice on the wick, vaporize it, and produce vapor for you to inhale.CoilCoil JigA device that makes rebuilding your own coils much easierVery many, ranging from the size, how many, the material, and the way it's braided.Coil TypesCoil WinderA tool used to wrap perfect coils every timeA new threading being implemented by some companies to better secure their atomizers to the batteries.Cone ThreadsConnectionThis is the threaded piece that allows you to screw into an atomizer/cartomizer/clearomizer.The replaceable cartridge in a tank system that contains the atomizer and wickCoreCrackingTanks that use plastic window material are subject to cracking and leakage due to attack from citric acid and other components in e-liquid.DDCCDual Coil CartomizerRemoving the bridge (and wick) from an atomizerDe-Bridge/De-WickDiacetylDiacetyl is a flavoring that can cause Bronchiolitis obliterans (otherwise known as Popcorn Lung) if inhaled in large concentrations. Most ejuice manufacturerers don't use it anymoreDirect-to-Lung inhaleDirect InhaleDirect-Connect Mechmod, D/C ModA mechmod type that has no 510 connector at the top. The male 510 connector is screwed down into the device until it contacts the battery.E-cigs meant to be used then disposed ofDisposableDIYTerm used when you make your own e-juiceWhen double the amount of flavoring is usedDoublerDrip On-Demand (DOD)An add on that lets you "drip" e-juice directly on your coils/cottonA removable mouthpiece used to block spit back of juice or adjust/add airflowDrip TipDrippingVaping by adding a few drops of e liquid directly into the atomizerReturns leaking/excess e-juice back into the atomizerDripshieldDry Burn/HitFiring your mod with no cotton/e-juice on your coils. used to make sure your burn is even and/or to clean your coilsEE-CigarAn EV/PV that looks like a cigarAn EV/PV that looks like a cigaretteE-CigaretteE-Liquid/E-JuiceAlso known as "refill liquid", this is the liquid you vapeAn EV/PV that looks like a pipeE-pipeE-SmokingAn old term to describe vapingElectronic Cigarette Forum the most popular vaping based forumECFeGoThe first mid-size e-cig, invented by Janty & originally made by JoyetechA group formed in early 2009 made up of suppliers and manufacturers who combined resources to keep e-cigs a legal option in the USA.Electronic Cigarette Association (ECA)EVElectronic (electric) VaporizerFFiller / Filler MaterialAbsorbent material used to regulate e-juice flow to the atomizerWhen too much e-juice has been addedFlooded Cartomizer/AtomizerFood and Drug Administration (FDA)The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA recently changed their stance on vaping, and pushed back the deeming regulation deadlines to 2022!A community with lots of information on whatever topic the forum is aboutForumsGGenerationAs the technical aspects of vaping grew, every large influx resulted in a new "generation" of vape productsFDA acronym used to ensure people that the product that they are using is safe.GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)GurglingWhat happens when too much juice has been addedHHan LikThe inventor of the modern e-cigarettePlacing e-juice in a warm place to increase the steeping timeHeat steepingHeatsinkDesigned to dissipate heat by allowing more airflow over more surface areaThe higher the Ohm rating, the higher the resistanceHigh Resistance (HR)Hot SpotSpots on the atomizer coil that cause more heat than othersA topper and battery holder designed to fit together as a single unitHybridIICR / IMRLithium Ion Cobalt/Lithium Ion Manganese rechargable batteriesMouth-to-Lung inhalingIndirect InhaleJJoulesA unit of measurement in the SI system. It is equal to the energy of passing an electric current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm for one second.KKanthalIron-Chromium-Aluminium alloyIron-Chromium-Aluminium alloy wire used for vapingKanthal WireKoh-gen-doOrganic Japanese cottonLLithium is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal.">LithiumLizard JuiceAmerican e-juice company based in Florida.MmAMilliamps (1/1000 of an Amp) *Also see mAhLarge coil in sizeMacro CoilmAhMilliamp HoursUsually refers to the strength on nicotine in an e-juicemg Strength[caption id="attachment_295" align="aligncenter" width="500"] One dekagram of table salt contains about 1 milligram of iodine..[/caption]Milligrams (Abbreviated as mg)1/1000th of a gramThe amount of liquid in a containerMilliliters (mL)Mouth to lung hitInhale vapor into your mouth before breathing it into your lungsNNichrome WireWire made of nickel, chromium, and (often) iron. Used in vaping, but considered low qualityLow resistance pure nickle wireNickel/Ni200Nicotine (Nic)An alkaloid found in tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family (eggplant).Nickel metal hydride, a type of batteryNiMHNRTNicotine Replacement TherapyOOhm (Ω)Measurement of electrical resistancePParallelBatteries linked in parallel increase their overall mAh, increasing battery life, but not voltageWhen a device can plug directly into a port for power and vape without worrying about battery lifePass-Through, PTPGPropylene glycol, a main ingredient of e-juicePure Grain AlcoholPGAPuff / Drag / HitInhaling vaporQE juice you've had for a questionable amount of time, e-juice is good for usually about a year. Also could mean e juice that you probably shouldn't vape for moral or ethical reasons.Questionable EjuiceRRBARebuildable atomizerRebuildable Dripping AtomizerRDARDTARebuildable Dripping Tank AtomizerAnother name for a PVRigRTARebuildable tank atomizerSSFATASmoke Free Alternatives Trade AssociationWick building material with a high melting pointSilicaStainless SteelMaterial used for wire buildingThe basic unit of resistance is the ohm (Ω)Standard ResistanceStarter KitUsually everything you need to start vaping"Ageing" e-juice so that the flavors blend and taste betterSteepingStopping Point / Cutoff Point / CutoffA point at which a PV will stop firingTThermal RunawayWhen heat leads to a failure that causes more heat... a destructive cycleThe sensation caused by nicotine as it's inhaled against the throat.Throat HitTitaniumTitanium is a chemical element (Metal) with symbol Ti and an atomic number of 22Protects the ends or "tops" of your lithium batteriesTopperToppin’ OffFilling your tank or dripper to the top, like topping off a drinkUUnregulatedA mod that supplies raw power to an atomizer from the battery with no circuitry, power adjustments or safety featuresVVape VomitExhaling vapor with a pained look on your face, sometimes just for fun, sometimes because you got ahold of some ass juice.When you take the first hit off of new cotton, in a new tank, on your favorite mod, the juice is good, and everything just aligns perfectly.VapegasmVapeholeBlake Vapes, or any obnoxious vaper. You know the type, chucking clouds while in line, blowing vapor in kids faces, vaping in no-smoking sections... yeah, you get it.Someone who vapesVaperVaporWhat you exhale when you vapeWhen you vape one flavor for too long and your taste buds get used to itVaper’s TongueVariable Power (VP), Variable Voltage/VV, Variable Wattage (VW)Any mod/PV that lets you change the power settings in some way, be it voltage, wattage, amperage, ect...Vegetable GlycerinVGVoopingVaping while you poopWWickA strip of porous material that absorbs and funnels ejuice, silica being the most popularInstalling a wick into an atomizerWickingXYYocanCreator of the Yocan Evolve Plus, their focus is on lifestyle vape pens, atomizers, ect...ZAn ejuice subscription boxZampleBoxZero/No NicEjuice with no nicotine added#1835018mm x 35mm Lithium BatteryMost Popular Li-Ion Battery For PV's1865026650Cell size used in large-format APVs2-piece model has a battery and cartomizer2-Piece3-PieceThe 3-piece model was the original type of mini (cigalike), and consisted of a battery, atomizer and cartridgeA 510 threaded atomizer with low resistance.306/LR306401, 402, and 403Also known as m401, m402, and m403. Specific lengths for a specific atomizerMost popular and common style of threading for electronic cigarettes available510801An atomizer that resembles a larger version of the 510Another style of electronic cigarette808/KR808901Female Threaded Atomizer, Not Compatible With 510
So… there you have it, we hope this glossary of vape terms helped you in some way, shape, or form. And remember, if you think there’s a term we missed, let us know, and we’ll slap it up there with vooping, vape-vomit, vapehole, ass-juice… you know, all those other great, important terms… We hope you've enjoyed Vape Craft Inc's Visual Vaping Dictionary.
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