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The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Electronic Cigarettes

When it comes to e-cigarettes, there is a lot of slang on the street which can confuse even the hippest of hipsters.  So here at Vapormax HQ we have put together the A-Z (ish) guide to Electronic Cigarettes, translating all the terminologies and tongues into one easy to follow guide!

Have any extras you think we missed? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to add them in!

a-z-guide

Analog: An ordinary (tobacco) cigarette.

Atomizer / Atty: The atomizer is the part of the cigarette that creates the steam. The filament heats up (using the battery) and in turn heats up the liquid which forms steam.

Base:  An E-liquid without any taste/flavouring .

Battery: There are various batteries on the market available for the electronic cigarette, some have a manual switch (only activated/on when the button is pushed) others automatically turned on when you puff the atomiser.

Bridge – The ‘bridge’ is a small U-Shaped covering inside the atomizer – this is used to absorb the liquid and help deliver it towards the heating element.

Cartridges / cart / filter: This is the mouthpiece you puff. You can get them shaped like a pipe, or you can get them round as is the case with a normal cigarette .

Cartomizer: Some E-cigarettes are made of two-pieces, and in a cartomizer the carte and atomizer are built together. So it when using a cartomizer it’s not possible to refill the e-cigarette. When the cartomizer is empty you simply throw it out and put another on .

Charger – A battery charger. This is used to recharge your e-cig battery once it has been depleted.

E-Juice/E-Liquid – This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.

Flavourings: E-Liquids can be purchased in a variety of flavours, from cherry to chocolate and bubblegum to blueberry!

Flooding – Something that can occur when too much Juice is applied to the atomizer. Since atomizers require some air to properly vaporize Liquid, adding too much Juice to an atomizer will cause a decrease in Vapor Production and flavor.

Ohm - An Ohm is a measure of electrical resistance. In relation to e-cigarettes, a lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore faster heating.

Pass-through: If you spend a lot of time at a PC or in the car, a Pass-Through is a good purchase for an e-cig user. It is a USB cord on which a battery is mounted. In this way you can save on power consumption of the integrated battery.

PCC: A PCC is a case/cover where you not only store your e-cigarette parts but a place where you can also charge your batteries at the same time. A must have for a e-cig user on the go, however do remember that a PCC must be charged separately for it to continue working (a portable charger).

PG (Propylene Glycol,) or VG (Vegetable Glycerin)–An ingredient found in many brands of E-liquid. VG is vegetable glycerin (derived from vegetable fat), also known as glycerol. VG is also used in creams and food, bakers using glycerol in glaze etc. Glycerol is also the main ingredient in cough syrup.

Smokeless Cigarette – Another term used to describe an electronic cigarette, due to the fact that no actual smoke is inhaled or exhaled in its usage.

Throat Hit (Abbreviated as TH) - The tingling feeling felt in the back of the throat when vaporizing e-liquids that contains nicotine. Typically, since nicotine is a large contributing factor in throat hit, when a juice that contains zero nicotine is vaporized, there is no throat hit.

Vaping/Vapers: A new term used by the media to describe users of electronic ‘vapour’ cigarettes.


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