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. 


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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