Understanding advanced vaping becomes more manageable by breaking down the terminology related to components, devices, liquids, and vapers.
An electrical component that transforms e-liquid into vapour, commonly known as a coil.
ADV (All Day Vape):
An e-liquid flavour that vapers enjoy throughout the day without switching flavours midday.
APV (Advanced Personal Vaporizer):
Often referred to as a mod, APVs are e-cigarettes with larger units, replaceable batteries, and variable voltages or wattages.
The amount of air drawn in with each drag. Looser airflow produces more vapour, while tighter airflow enhances flavour intensity.
Describes an e-cigarette without a button; the device recognizes when the user takes a drag.
A safety feature in most regulated e-cigarettes to prevent battery overheating.
The main power source of an e-cigarette. Some e-cigs have non-replaceable batteries, while others use replaceable ones.
Refers to the ratio of propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin in e-liquid.
A type of mod supported by a box-shaped battery.
A disposable atomizer holding the e-liquid.
Combines a cartridge and atomizer, often transparent to monitor e-liquid levels.
An e-cig resembling a tobacco cigarette.
The amount of vapour released with each puff.
Vapers seeking e-cigarettes that produce massive clouds.
An essential atomizer component that heats or vaporizes e-liquid.
A metal tool for rebuilding the coil in an e-cig.
Vapers who create their mods rather than buying factory-built ones.
Refers to making one's own e-liquid.
A removable mouthpiece for an e-cigarette.
Applying liquid directly to the coil instead of using a cartridge.
An effect from an e-cigarette when there's insufficient or no liquid in the device.
Describes a drag from an e-cig when the coil has burnt out.
A liquid solution containing nicotine, propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin, although nicotine-free options are available.
A device where the atomizer connects directly to the battery with no 510 connections.
The light on the e-cigarette that glows during use, indicating battery life. The screen that displays information and stats on newer devices.
Low Resistance (LR):
This causes an e-cig to produce more vapour but may reduce battery life.
A device with a battery and switch often lacks common safety features.
Indicates the nicotine amount per millilitre of e-liquid.
E-cigarettes or vape kits made up of separate components.
A mod with various voltage settings adjustable to the vaper's preferences.
No-Nic or Nic Free:
E-liquid without nicotine.
Refers to the resistance of a coil in an atomizer. Lower ohms give a harder throat hit and warmer vape but may reduce battery life.
PG (Propylene Glycol):
Adds flavour to e-liquid and provides a good throat hit.
Tanks or atomizers allow vapers to rebuild their coils and wicks, primarily used by experienced vapers.
A device with safety features to prevent overheating.
Larger clearomizers that can hold more e-liquid.
A comprehensive package containing essential items for starting vaping.
The sensation when the vapour hits the throat.
Dulling of taste due to intense vaping or prolonged use of the same e-liquid.
VG (Vegetable Glycerin):
The second base substance in e-liquids provides a smoother hit and larger clouds.
VV (Variable Voltage):
The ability to control the voltage on an e-cig.
VW (Variable Wattage):
The ability to control the wattage on an e-cig.
A cotton or fabric piece in the cartridge that absorbs e-liquid for vaping.
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A type of coil that uses a mesh-like metal material instead of a traditional wire coil. Mesh coils can provide improved heating and vapour production.
Nicotine Salt (Nic Salt):
A type of nicotine that is chemically different from the nicotine found in traditional e-liquids. Nicotine salt e-liquids are often smoother and allow for higher nicotine concentrations without the harsh throat hit.
A compact vaping device that uses replaceable or refillable pods instead of traditional tanks. Pod systems are often user-friendly and suitable for beginners.
A type of mod with a built-in e-liquid bottle that allows vapers to squeeze e-liquid directly onto the atomizer, eliminating the need for dripping.
A type of tank with coils that have a resistance of less than one ohm. Sub-ohm tanks are known for producing large clouds of vapour.
Temperature Control (TC):
A feature on some mods that allows users to control the temperature of the coil, providing a more consistent vape and preventing dry hits.
Refers to tanks or clearomizers that are filled from the top, making the refilling process more convenient.
The use of USB-C technology for charging vaping devices provides faster and more efficient charging.
Mesh RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer):
An RDA that utilizes a mesh coil for improved heating and vaporization of e-liquid.
Blends of freebase nicotine and nicotine salts in e-liquids, aiming to provide a balance of throat hit and smoothness.
A type of advanced chipset used in some mods, known for its precision and customizable settings.
A larger bottle of e-liquid containing nicotine-free liquid with space to add nicotine shots, allowing users to customize nicotine levels.
A pre-filled, non-rechargeable vaping device designed for one-time use.
Mouth to Lung (MTL):
A vaping style where vapour is first drawn into the mouth before being inhaled into the lungs, similar to smoking.
Direct to Lung (DTL):
A vaping style where vapour is directly inhaled into the lungs without first holding it in the mouth.