Glossary of e-Cig Terms
Analog - refers to "old fashioned" tobacco cigarettes.
Atomizer - electronic heating component that turns the nicotine solution contained within the e-cigarette into vapor.
Cartomizer - A combined cartridge and disposable atomizer.
Carts - Abbreviation of cartridges, which contain the solution which makes vapor.
Disposable E-Cigarette - designed to be thrown away after its eLiquid has been used up.
Dipping - refers to dipping an atomizer into e-juice prior to vaping.
Dripping - refers to dripping a drop of eLiquid onto the atomizer instead of using cartridges.
Electronic Cigarette - a cigarette where an atomizer vaporises the nicotine which is then inhaled as vapour as compared to the smoke normally inhaled.
Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits - Complete kits which normally contain batteries, atomizers, chargers, a manual and cartridges.
eLiquid - liquid nicotine solution for the electronic cigarette.
Flooding - occurs when there is too much e-juice in the atomizer.
LED - The light at the end of the cigarette. This lights up when the user inhales, resembling an analog. Depending on the model, the LED may convey information to the user about the battery, i.e. flashing when the battery is running out.
Mod - Name for an electronic cigarette which has been modified into a unique design.
Mouthpiece - replaces the butt of an analog.
Propylene Glycol (PG) - A colorless liquid that forms the majority of the solution in the Electronic Cigarette.
Personal Vaporizer (PV) - A alternative name for the electronic cigarette.
Super-Mini - smaller than the average e-cigarette, the super-mini is about the same size as a regular tobacco cigarette.
Throat Hit - the definition seems to vary according to the e-smoker, but essentially the feeling when the vapor hits your throat. Positive reviews of electronic cigarettes often mention a good "Throat hit."
Topping – adding drops of eLiquid to the top of the cartridge rather than fully refilling. Also known as topping off.
Vape - to inhale vapor an electronic cigarette.
Vaper - A person who vapes (uses an electronic cigarette).
Vaping - the habit/pastime of using electronic cigarettes.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) - Vegetable glycerine is a clear, colorless, odorless but very sweet liquid used as an alternative to propylene glycol. VG increases vapor production but tends to reduce throat hit.