There is a right way to dance with your Grandpa or Grandma, and a wrong way. There is also a right way to vape, and a wrong way, too. Learn to do both, right.
There are lots of great Tips & Tricks here you can use to help you learn and get up to speed in the World of Vaping.
The first thing I suggest you do is learn a little of the lingo. This will help you understand the differences and parts that all come together to form these things called e-cigs or electronic cigarettes. On that note, calling it cigarette, well, actually, nothing could be further from the truth, since there is no tobacco involved. None. No nasty chemicals, no tar, no ash. But more on that later.
The Vape Lingo
eCig – An electrical device used to produce vapor.
Atty – Short for atomizer
Atomizer – The part of the eCig that heats up the e-Juice.
e-Juice – The liquid you put into an eCig Cartridge or Cartomizer/Clearomizer. Also known as Smoke Juice, eLiq, eLiquid, Lung Candy or Bacon for your Lungs.
Cartridge – A container used for filling with your favorite flavor e-Juices, used in conjunction with an atomizer.
Clearomizer – A container used for filling with your favorite flavor e-Juices, may or may not contain an atomizer containing a wick and coil internally.
510 – Possibly the most common and popular style of electronic cigarettes available.
(a) Used to allow a specific style of atomizer or cartomizer to fit onto a different style of battery. Many users prefer the vapour production of one style of attomizer but prefer the battery life of another style battery. This allows them to have access to both simultaneously.
(b) Adapter can also mean the plug that that charges your battery
Analogue or Analog – Slang term for a traditional cigarette.
Atomizer / Atomiser (Abbreviation: Atty) – The part of an e-cigarette that actually heats the eliquid to the point that turns it into vapour.
Atty – Abbreviation for Atomizer.
Automatic – A style of electronic cigarette battery that does not have a button to activate the heating element, but turn on automatically when the user draw on the electronic cigarette. This style of e-cig is most like smoking a traditional cigarette.
Batt – Short for Battery.
Battery – The battery piece of an electronic cigarette is the part that provides power to the heating element. This allows the heating element to heat the eLiquid which produce the vapour.
Bridge – A small U-shaped covering inside of the atomizer. This is used to absorb liquid and help wick it towards the heating element.
BCC – Bottom Coil Changeable
Cartridge (Abbreviated as Cart) – A plastic tube-like piece that is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds the eliquid.
Cart – Short for Cartridge.
Carto – Short for Cartomizer / Cartomiser
Cartomizer / Cartomizer (Abbreviated as Carto) – A cartridge and atomizer in a single unit.
Charger – A battery charger. This is used to recharge your electronic cigarette battery
Clearomizer – A clearomizer is a cartridge without the polyfill. It has a wick and a coil but no filler material. They are normally see through / transparent, but do come in different colors.
Coil – Many Clearomizers today use a replaceable, changeable bottom coil (BCC) containing an atomizer and wick.
Drip Tip – An accessory that can be used in conjunction with an atomizer or cartomizer.
Dripping – A method of adding eLiquid / juice to the atomizer.
E-Cig – Abbreviation for Electronic Cigarette.
eJuice – Also referred to as eLiquid or Juice is the liquid that is vapourised when using an electronic cigarette.
eLiquid – As above
Ego – A style of electronic cigarette that uses the 510 threads and allows you to use 510 components but with a much larger battery. Many people feel this is one of the superior models of electronic cigarettes that are available. The Joyetech eGo is the more reliable and trust name.
Electronic Cigarette (Abbreviated as eCig or E-Cig) – A device that heats up a liquid solution consisting of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycol, nicotine, food flavourings into a vapour which can be inhaled.
Filler / Filler Material – Material placed inside of a Cartridge that is absorbent.
Flooding – Can happen when too much eLiquid is put into the atomizer.
Leaking – This can happen when too much eLiquid is added to an atomizer or cartomizer.
LED – (Light Emitting Diode) A diode that converts applied voltage to light.
Liquid – Also referred to as eLiquid or Juice is the liquid that is vapourised when using an electronic cigarette.
Low Resistance (Abbreviated as LR) – An atomizer or cartomizer with a lower Ohm rating than the standard equipment.
LR – Abbreviation for Low Resistance.
Manual Battery – A style of electronic cigarette battery that has a button (usually on the top or side of the battery) that activates the heating element.
mg – Abbreviation for Milligrams.
Milligrams (Abbreviated as mg) – The amount of nicotine found in eLiquid.
Millilitres (ml) – Volumn of eLiquid
Mini – One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These generally are about the same size as an ordinary / analogue cigarette. Popular models include the Joyetech eRoll and the Joyetech 510 and 510-T.
Mod – Modifications to a stock device or accessory.
Ohm – A measure of electrical resistance. A lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore faster heating.
Passthrough – A device that plugs directly into the USB port of a computer or charger that allows the user to vape without having to recharge the battery
PCC – Short for Personal Charging Case.
Pen Style -A style of electronic cigarette that resembles a pen.
Personal Charging Case – A portable charger that can be taken with a user on the go to charge electronic cigarette batteries when away from a power outlet.
Personal Vaporizor (PV) – Another name for an Electronic Cigarette.
PG – Short for Propylene Glycol.
Propylene Glycol (PG) – An ingredient found in many brands of eLiquid. Some users have reported an allergic reaction to it and must therefore use VG Juice instead. This is one of the ingredients used that when heated will produce vapour that can be inhaled.
Smokeless Cigarette – Sometimes used to refer to an electronic cigarette.
Starter Kit – A kit that includes basic electronic cigarette equipment. Typically includes everything needed to begin vaping.
Throat Hit (TH) – The tingling feeling one feels in the back of the throat when vapourizing eLiquid that contains nicotine.
Vape – The action of “inhaling” an electronic cigarette. Since e-cigs actually produce vapor (rather than smoke) people refer to this as “Vaping”.
Vaper – A person who vapes
Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – An ingredient found in many brands of eLiquid. Typically, VG produces more vapor than it’s PG counterpart but provides less flavor and Throat Hit.
Wick – A narrow piece of string that is inside of many styles of atomizers.