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Vape Terminology - Regular Terms Explained


It might be thrilling to venture into the world of vaping, and there is a lot of terminology involved that may not make sense at first. With the aid of this glossary, you can confidently navigate the world of vaping by understanding the vocabulary used in the industry.

Vaping Basics:

  • Vaping: The act of inhaling and exhaling vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or other vaping device.
  • Vaper: An individual who engages in vaping.
  • E-cigarette: A device that heats a liquid (usually containing nicotine, flavourings, and other chemicals) to create vapour, which is then inhaled. 

Device Terminology:

  • Mod: Short for modification, a mod is a vaping device that has been customized or modified from its original design for enhanced performance or aesthetics.
  • Atomizer: The component of a vaping device that heats the e-liquid to produce vapour.
  • Coil: The wire in the atomizer that heats up, turning the e-liquid into vapour.
  • Tank: The reservoir that holds the e-liquid in a vaping device.

E-liquid Terms:

  • E-liquid or E-juice: The liquid used in vaping is typically composed of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavourings.
  • Nicotine Strength: The concentration of nicotine in the e-liquid, usually measured in milligrams per millilitre (mg/ml).
  • PG/VG Ratio: The ratio of propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin in the e-liquid, influencing factors like throat hit and vapour production.

Inhalation Styles:

  • Direct-to-Lung (DTL): Inhaling vapour directly into the lungs, often associated with sub-ohm vaping and larger vapour production.
  • Mouth-to-Lung (MTL): Inhaling vapour into the mouth before drawing it into the lungs, mimicking the sensation of smoking traditional cigarettes.

Battery and Charging:

  • Battery: The power source for the vaping device.
  • Charger: The device used to recharge the vape battery.
  • Passthrough: A feature that allows vaping while the device is charging.

Popular Vape Styles:

  • Pod System: A compact vaping device that uses replaceable or refillable pods.
  • Box Mod: A type of vaping device with a box-like shape, often offering advanced features and customization options.
  • DisposableA single-use vaping device that is discarded after use.
You're now equipped to explore the diverse and dynamic vaping world confidently. Visit our online vape store to dive in, savour the flavours, and enjoy the journey!

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