You hear a lot of new words around vaping and e-cigs, some may be obvious, others not so much. So we put together a quick glossary of the most common terms used.
A vaper is someone who uses electronic cigarettes.
The gaseous state of e-liquid after it has been heated by an electronic cigarette’s Atomizer. This is the matter that is inhaled and exhaled when using an electronic cigarette.
The atomizer in a vape pen (or any kind of vaporizer, for that matter) is essentially the heating element that actually converts the cannabis e-liquid (or other concentrate) into an “inhalable” vapor.
An e-cigs power source. There are different options, including rechargeable vapes, and portable chargers for your car.
Small container for e-liquids that makes contact with an atomizer to produce vapor. (Also referred to as Cartomizers)
- Drip Tip
The drip tip is an alternative to the more common e-cigarette cartridge or cartomizer. It’s essentially a reusable hollow tube that screws on directly to the atomizer, allowing the user to drip e-liquid on to it. This not only eliminates the need for cartridges, but also allows for a a much more flavorful vaping experience.
An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the experience of smoking a cigarette. It works by heating a liquid which generates an aerosol, or “vapor”, that is inhaled by the user. Using e-cigarettes is commonly referred to as vaping. The liquid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, or e-juice, is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings. Not all e-liquids contain nicotine
Every e-cigarette or vaporizer uses a “medium” to create vapor. The most popular of course is a liquid (that can contain nicotine). E-liquid (or e-juice) is contained in pre-filled, disposable flavor cartridges and is also available in various sized bottles
Another term for “e-liquid“.
The concentration of nicotine in e-liquids, usually measured in a percentage of nicotine by mass. Most vape juice has a nicotine concentration measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml, or often just mg), with nic strengths available in 0 mg to 24 mg and beyond.
- Puff Count
The amount of puffs or inhales a vape device provides before the e-liquid is finished.
A container for e-liquid that also houses an atomizer.
- Throat Hit
A throat hit is the feeling and satisfaction that you get in the back of your throat and lungs after inhaling a nicotine-based vapor.
Sub ohm vaping, also known as sub ohming, is a style of vaping that produces large clouds of vapor. Sub ohm devices utilize low resistance coils that are less than one ohm, hence the name sub ohm