If you’re new to vaping, the long list of vaping terms can be confusing and overwhelming. But as usual, Vaper Soul is here to your rescue 😉
If we tried to list everything in the vaping lingo vocab, this list would be waaaay to long so we’ll just go with some of the most popular ones.
A is for…
Atomizer, aka atty: E-cig’s heating component responsible for vaporizing the liquid.
Analog/Burner: The traditional tobacco cig.
All Day Vape: An e-liquid you can use over and over and over without tiring of it. Abbreviated as ADV.
APV/AVP: Short form for advanced personal vaporizer (some kind of modified e-cig – MOD) with advanced features.
Ass Juice: Just as the name suggests, ass juice is e-liquid developed by wannabes leading to e-juice that tastes like shit crap.
Auto: Short for automatic, this is a battery that activates the heating element when you take a draw. It does so automatically thanks to an internal sensor, hence the name.
ANTZ: The lot strongly against tobacco and nicotine use.
B is for…
BP: Large pharmaceutical firms.
BT: Large tobacco firms.
Batt: Short for battery used to power the atomizer/cartomizer (or topper of choice) when vaper draws on the mouthpiece. See that heat glow from an analog? Mini batts are able to simulate it when a puff is taken.
Bridge: A standard atomizer has a part that makes contact with the e-liquid. It is called the bridge.
C is for…
Cartridge: Plastic mouthpiece with a diluted nicotine solution, better known as e-juice, suspended within some kind of wadding.
Carto/Carty (Cartomizer): Disposable atomizer built into the cartridge.
Clearomizer: Cartomizer that has a clear wall that enables one to see the juice level.
Coil: Heating element of the atomizer.
Cutoff: Duration that battery takes to activate the atomizer before temporary shutdown to prevent damage to the atomizer.
D is for…
Dripping: Vaping by adding some e-liquid drops directly to the atomizer instead of using a cartridge.
Drip Tip: Hollow mouthpiece used in the place of a regular cartridge so as to enable dripping directly to the atomizer without the need to remove the tip.
Doubler/Tripler: Names used to brand e-liquids that have no nicotine in them. Can also be used to reduce nicotine content or add flavor to another e-liquid.
Dry hit: Puffing on an e-cig without any vapor being released.
Dry burn: Process of cleaning atomizers to extend their life.
E is for…
E-cig: Short for electronic cigarette.
E-juice aka E-liquid: The real deal this one. It’s the liquid used in e-cigs and its constituents include propylene glycol and/or glycerin, nicotine and flavorings.
E-NI/E-NIC: Abbreviation for Electronic Nicotine Inhaler. Another term for the e-cig.
eGo: Vaping slang for an e-cigarette of a particular size and configuration. Originally developed by JoyE, a Chinese firm, and has become some kind of standard in the industry.
F is for…
Filler: Wadding in the mouthpiece/cartridge used to hold the e-juice.
Fluval: A kind of foam filter used in aquariums that some vapers use to replace the old fiber filling encountered in most e-cig cartridges.
Flooding: An occurrence resulting from too much e-liquid filling the atty (atomizer) or carto (cartomizer) resulting to poor vapor and sometimes ‘gurgling’. Probable cause is e-liquid penetrating the battery connection.
G is for…
Goose neck: Available in an assortment of colors, these are flexible extensions for your personal vaporizer.
K is for…
Kick: This is the feeling you get at the back of your throat after taking a draw. It’s also vaping slang for a clever auxiliary device used to regulate heat generated by some mechanicals mods.
M is for…
Mod: Short for modified e-cig, used mostly in reference of individually designed e-smoking gadgets particularly meant to use standard li-on batteries.
N is for…
Nic-juice: Another name for e-liquid. You’ve probably figured it’s short for nicotine juice.
NRT: Stands for nicotine replacement therapy which includes the likes of nicotine gum, patches etc.
P is for…
Passthrough: E-cig ‘battery’ directly connected to a USB plug or, USB port/hub. Always on hand, it cuts the need to drain regular batteries while you’re near a computer.
PCC: Short for personal charging case.
PG: Stands for propylene glycol and is a colorless, viscous and almost scentless liquid boasting a slightly sweet taste.
PV: Abbreviation for personal vaporizer and is another name for e-cig.
How can we forget the Primer Puff: This is the action of inhaling/exhaling on the electronic cigarette so as to engage the atomizer.
T is for…
TH: Stands for throat hit. See ‘Kick’.
Topping off: Adding e-liquid juice to the current cartridge.
V s for…
Vape/Vaping: The act of smoking an electronic cigarette.
Vaper: The ‘smoker’ of the e-cig in vaping lingo.
Vapor: You guessed it right: the smoke-like mist emitted during vaping.
VG: Abbreviation for vegetable glycerin which is one of the ingredients found in e-liquids. Thicker than PG, sweet to the taste, and has low toxicity.
W is for…
Wick: This is a part of the cartridge that soaks up the e-juice.
That’s about it for today lesson on vaping terms. Too much to internalize? Don’t worry, you’ll soon get acquainted with most of the jargon as time goes on.