Commonly used Vaping Terms & Abbreviations:

  • Analog – A tobacco cigarette.
  • Atomizer/Atty – The part that heats up the e-liquid and turns it into vapor.
  • Battery/Batt – Batteries used to run PV’s
  • Blanks – Cartridges with dry filler material to be filled with e-liquid by the user. Also a cartridge with the filler material removed to be used as just a mouthpiece when dripping liquid.
  • Cartomizer – A type of cartridge that combines the cartridge and atomizer in one unit.
  • Cartridge/Cart – The part that makes up the mouthpiece for the electronic cigarette and contains a reservoir with filler material to hold the e-liquid.
  • Coil – The part inside the atomizer that heats up and turns your Eliquid into vapor.
  • Cut off – Battery shutdown to protect atomizer from overheating.
  • DOA – Dead On Arrival
  • Dipping – The practice of dipping an exposed atomizer coil into e-liquid.
  • DIY – Do-It-Yourself
  • Dripping – The practice of dripping e-liquid directly onto the atomizer coil.
  • E-cig – An electronic cigarette – AKA Vape Pen
  • E-liquid – The liquid used in an electronic cigarette to produce the vapor. (aka nic liquid, juice, e-juice, niquid, nic juice, etc…)
  • Electronic Cigarette – Also known as E-cig
  • FDA – Food and Drug Administration
  • Filler – The material in cartridges that holds the eliquid.
  • HC – Health Canada
  • Li-ion – Lithium ion batteries used in PV’s or MOD’s
  • mA – Milliamp (often used as a measure of available power)
  • mAh – Milliamp Hour (often used as a measure of battery capacity/duration)
  • Manual Switch – Switch operated by user to turn battery power on/off
  • MC – Menthol Crystals which are used to make e-liquid.
  • MG – Milligram refers to the amount of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid.
  • ml – Milliliter (1 ml = 0.034 fluid ounce)
  • mm – Millimeter (1 mm = 0.039 inch)
  • Mod – Modification
  • Modder – One who modifies PV’s
  • Nic – Nicotine
  • oz – Ounce (1 fluid oz = 29.5 ml)
  • Passthrough/PT – A device that is used in place of a battery that connects to a USB outlet to draw power.
  • PCC – Personal Charging Case
  • PG – Propylene glycol
  • Polyfil – The material that fills the cartridge (commonly found in cartomizers)
  • Power Vaping – Vaping on an atomizer that has a resistance of less than 1 Ohm.
  • PV/Personal Vaporizer – An electronic cigarette/cigar/pipe/box/mod/stick which vaporizes e-liquid
  • PV Liquid – The liquid used in an electronic cigarette to produce the vapor. (aka eliquid, nic liquid, juice, e-juice, niquid, nic juice, etc…)
  • Tailpiping – Vaping without using a cart or mouthpiece, just sucking the atomizer tube.
  • Throat Hit/TH – Feeling in your throat caused by vapor being inhaled
  • varies with nicotine level and liquid content/flavor)
  • Topping off – Putting more e-liquid in the cartridge you are using
  • USB Passthrough/PT – An empty battery which has a wire and a USB plug and runs off your computer’s power or other suitable power sources.
  • Vape Pen – An electronic cigarette/cigar/pipe/box/mod/stick which vaporizes e-liquid
  • Vaper – One that engages in vaping.
  • Vaping – The act of using an electronic cigarette or PV
  • Vapor – The smoke like steam emmission produced by using an electronic cigarette
  • VG – Vegetable glycerin
  • VV – Variable voltage
  • VW – Variable wattage

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