Vaping Vocabulary – Words Every Vaper Should Know
Whether you are new to vaping or already an intermediate vaper, you might be hearing a lot of buzz words that are unique to the vaping and e-cigarette industry.
You may be familiar with some of these words while never heard some of them. But you need to get to know some of these words if you plan to advance in the vaping industry. That is why we thought of putting together a vaping vocabulary of some of the most common words used in the vaping industry.
510/KR-808 – This indicates the thread pattern of an e-cigarette battery. While 510 is the most common threading of an e-cig battery, KR-808 is the smaller version of it.
Atomizer – This indicates the heating element that is used to vaporize the e-juices.
Analog – A tobacco cigarette is known as an Analog in the e-cig industry.
Automatic Battery – It is a battery that activates the heating element as soon as the user begins puffing.
Battery – The power source of an e-cigarette. The battery will power the atomizer which will heat the e-liquid to produce the vapor.
Blank – This is an empty reusable e-cigarette cartridge. You can fill it with the desired e-liquid.
Cartridge – The cartridge contains the e-liquid. It makes contact with the atomizer to produce vapor.
Clearomizer – It is a clear tank-styled e-liquid container. The Clearomizer contains a drip tip and an atomizer unit.
Charger – The device that is used to charge the battery of the e-cig. It will connect to a power source via a USB cable.
Drip Tip – It is a ceramic or plastic tip that is placed on top of a Clearomizer or Tank to improve the comfort.
Dry Hit – A flavorless draw from an electronic cigarette. This happens when the cartridge doesn't have enough e-liquid or the wicks are burned out.
E-Cig/eCig – This is the short form of an electronic cigarette.
E-Liquid – The electronic cigarette uses a medium to create the vapor. The most popular medium is a liquid which can contain nicotine. E-liquid or e-juice comes in pre-filled flavor cartridges that are disposable.
Juice/E-Juice – A similar term to e-liquid.
Milliamp Hours (mAh) – This is a rating that describes the amount of energy held by an e-cig battery.
Manual Battery – This will activate the heating element when the user presses a button.
Mod – This is an e-cig that is powered by a removable battery (size 18650).
Nicotine Strength – The nicotine concentration in an e-liquid. It is measured in a percentage of nicotine by mass – such as zero nicotine, 2.4%, 1.8%, 1.2%, and 0.6%.
Propylene Glycol (PG) – This is a primary ingredient in an e-liquid. It is used to create the flavor as well as throat hit sensation in the e-liquid.
Puff Count – The number of puffs an e-cig provide before the depletion of the e-liquid.
Sub-ohm Vaping – Using an atomizer with coils and a resistance value of fewer than 1.0 ohms to vaping purposes. Here is a list of the best vape tank, which are suitable for sub ohming.
Throat Hit – A mild sensation that is experienced in the back of the throat when nicotine is inhaled.
Vaper's Tongue – Olfactory Fatigue – The temporary inability to taste a flavor which is caused due to dehydration or the repetitive use of a single flavor.
Voltage – The amount of power that is sent from the battery of an e-cig to the atomizer.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – A primary ingredient in an e-liquid. The thickness of VG will help produce thicker vapor compared to Propylene Glycol.