Vaping terminology can be super confusing. 

We have created a glossary of vaping terms below to help you decipher the terminology used within the vaping industry.

18650, 20700, 21700:

Common battery sizes used in vape mods, indicating their dimensions. 

Airflow:

The amount and control of air that can pass through the atomizer, influencing vapor production and the overall vaping experience.

All-Day Vape (ADV):

An e-liquid flavor that a vaper enjoys enough to use consistently throughout the day.

Atomizer:

The component of a vape device responsible for heating the e-liquid and producing vapor.

Box Mod:

A type of advanced vaping device with a box-shaped design, usually featuring adjustable settings such as wattage and temperature.

Charger:

A device used to recharge the batteries in a vape mod. It can be an external charger or a USB cable connected directly to the mod.

Cloud Chasing:

The act of exhaling large vapor clouds, often associated with using high-powered devices and low-resistance coils.

Coil:

A heating element within the atomizer that vaporizes the e-liquid. Coils come in various materials and resistances.

Deck:

The build area of a rebuildable atomizer where coils are installed. Different decks offer various build options.

Drip Tip:

The mouthpiece or tip of a vape device, where the user inhales the vapor.

Dry Hit:

Inhaling from a vape device when the coil is not adequately saturated with e-liquid, resulting in a harsh, burnt taste.

E-liquid, Vape Juice or E-juice:

The liquid solution that is vaporized in the atomizer, usually composed of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavorings.

Flooding:

Occurs when too much e-liquid is supplied to the atomizer, leading to gurgling sounds and potential leakage.

Hybrid Mod:

A type of mechanical mod with a hybrid connection directly connecting the atomizer to the battery, typically for advanced users.

Juice Well:

A recessed area on an atomizer deck designed to hold extra e-liquid, reducing the frequency of dripping or refilling.

Kanthal:

A type of resistance wire commonly used in coil building due to its stability and ease of use.

Lung Hit:

Inhaling vapor directly into the lungs, as opposed to mouth-to-lung (MTL) inhaling.

Mod:

Short for modification, it refers to the main body of a vape device, including the battery compartment and electronics.

Mouth-to-Lung (MTL):

Inhaling vapor into the mouth first and then into the lungs, similar to smoking a traditional cigarette.

Nicotine Salt:

A type of nicotine that is naturally found in tobacco leaves, often used in higher concentrations in e-liquids for a smoother throat hit.

Ohm:

A unit of electrical resistance. Vapers often refer to the resistance of coils in ohms (Ω).

Ohm's Law:

A fundamental principle in electrical engineering that describes the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance.

PG/VG Ratio:

The ratio of propylene glycol (PG) to vegetable glycerin (VG) in an e-liquid. Different ratios can affect the flavor, throat hit, and vapor production.

Pod System:

A compact and user-friendly vaping device consisting of a pod that holds e-liquid and a small battery.

Regulated Mod:

A vape device with built-in safety features and adjustable settings, such as wattage and voltage.

Resistance:

The opposition to the flow of electric current, measured in ohms. Lower resistance coils generally produce more vapor.

RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer):

An atomizer where users can build their own coils and manually drip e-liquid onto the coils for vaping.

Squonk Mod:

A type of mod with a built-in e-liquid reservoir that can be squeezed (squonked) to feed e-liquid to the atomizer without dripping.

Steeping:

Allowing an e-liquid to mature over time, enhancing its flavor. Steeping is often done by storing the e-liquid in a cool, dark place.

Sub-ohm:

Refers to coils with a resistance below 1 ohm. Sub-ohm vaping is associated with higher power and increased vapor production.

Tank:

The reservoir that holds the e-liquid in a vape device.

Temperature Control (TC):

A feature on some mods that allows users to control the temperature of the coil, providing a consistent vaping experience.

Throat Hit:

The sensation felt in the throat when inhaling vapor, often associated with the nicotine content and PG/VG ratio of the e-liquid.

Vape Band:

A rubber or silicone band placed around the glass section of a tank to provide protection against breakage.

Vaper's Tongue:

A condition where a vaper temporarily loses the ability to taste flavors, often due to prolonged use of the same e-liquid.

Wire Types:

Different materials used for coil building, including Kanthal, Nichrome, Stainless Steel, and Titanium, each with its own properties and characteristics.

Zero-Nic:

Refers to e-liquids with no added nicotine, suitable for vapers who enjoy the vaping experience without the nicotine content.