Vaping Glossary

Vaping Glossary

Here you will find our Vaping Glossary.


This will help you with the terminology of the vaping world.

  • Atomizer: Itis the heating element in an electronic cigarette.  As it gets warmer it, it vaporizes the e-liquid into just vapor.


  • Airflow: This is the amount of air sucked into an atomizer.  If the airflow is at its maximum normally you will have a smoother cooler vape.


  • Battery: The heating element’s power. E cigarette batteries vary between lithium polymer and lithium-ion and can be replaceable or integrated into the device. Click here for our batteries.


  • Cartomiser: A cartridge with a built-in atomizer. They can be disposable or refillable. Click here for our cartomisers.


  • Cartridge: This is a mouthpiece which is attached to an atomizer.


  • Clouds: The term used when blowing out massive vapors of flavoured smoke.


  • Cloudchaser: Someone who blows large clouds of vapor and normally takes part in competitions for cloud-blowing.


  • Coil: This is literally a coil of wire that acts as a metal conductor for the heating element.


Also, we include in our Vaping Glossary:


  • Dripping:  This is the process of pouring the e-liquid directly onto the heating element, rather than using a cartridge or cartomizer.


  • Dry Hit: This will happen if the wick is dry because little or no e-liquid has been used.


  • E-cigarette or E-cig:  The abbreviation of electronic cigarette.


  • E-liquid:  This is the liquid used within electronic cigarettes. E-liquid vaporizes which then creates the vapor / clouds.  It is available in a wide range of flavours and strengths.  It generally consists of propylene glycol, glycerin, water, nicotine and flavourings. Also known as e-juice. Click here for our E-Liquids.


  • Mod: These are bigger and bulkier and slightly more complicated than the e-cigarette vape pen, which is similar in shape to a normal cigarette.


  • mA:  This is for Milliamp which is a unit used to measure current.  It will apply to the battery charging current. So therefore the higher the milliamps the faster a battery will charge.


  • mAh:  This is a unit for measuring electric power over time. It is usually used to describe the total amount of energy a battery can store at a time.


  • MG strength:  This is the amount of nicotine (in milligrams) in one milliliter of e-liquid. Written as mg/ml.


  • NRT:  The abbreviation of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.


Also, we include in our Vaping Glossary:


  • Ohm: The scientific unit of electrical resistance.


  • Propylene Glycol or PG: A common ingredient for e-liquids. Also, used in many foods.  It produces less vapour than Vegetable Glycerine but adds to flavours.


  • Personal Vaporiser or PV: Just another name for an electronic cigarette.


  • Starter Kit:  FirstlyThis is a great way to start off your vaping experience as it has everything you need to start vaping. Including, 2 rechargeable batteries, 5 cartomisers (strength of your choice), 1 USB charger and 1 UK Mains Adaptor. Click here for our Starter Kits.


  • Vaping: This is the term for when you inhale or exhale the vapour produced by an e-cig.


  • Vegetable Glycerine or VG:  It is a clear liquid produced from plant oils and is used in the production of e-liquid.  It produces more vapour than Propylene Glycol and is sweeter in taste.


  • Voltage or VV:  This enables the user to control the voltage of an e-cigarette.


  • Variable Wattage or WW: This enables the user to control the wattage of an e-cigarette.


  • Wick:  The material that draws e-liquid onto the heating element.
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