The following are some of the more common terms in an electronic cigarette glossary of sorts and what they mean.


This refers to an e-cigarette with a particular componentry size. The 510 was originally developed by Chinese company JoyE and then widely emulated; becoming a standard of sorts in the industry.



The heating element component of an ecig that vaporizes the liquid



All Day Vape - an eliquid that you don't tire of using on a daily basis



A cartridge that combines an atomizer with an eliquid reservoir.



The atomizer's heating element 



Terms referring to eliquids without nicotine that can be used to add flavour and reduce nicotine content of another liquid containing it.

Drip Tip

Used instead of a regular e-cig cartridge to direct drip eliquids straight on the atomiser without removal of the tip. Drip tips are also standard on many CE type clearomisers

Dry Hit

Taking a draw of an ecig without any vapor being produced.


Dry Burn

A method of cleaning atomizers to extend their life



This refers to an e-cigarette of a certain size and configuration. The Ego was also originally developed by Chinese company JoyE and then widely emulated; becoming a standard of sorts in the industry. An Ego type unit has a larger battery than a 510.



The fluid that is used in conjunction with an electronic cigarette.



Another name for eliquids


Mechanical Mod

A vaping device that contains no electronics



Short for modification made to an ecig



Short for nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco



Personal Charger Case - usually styled similarly to a cigarette packet, the PCC acts as a holder for ecig batteries and cartridges as well as containing a larger battery for recharging ecigs. 



Propylene Glycol - one of the base components of eliquids. Propylene glycol is used in many applications, including medicines and food.



Personal Vaporizer - another name for an ecig



Eliquid reservoir


Throat Hit

Refers to the "bite" sensation at the back of the throat when inhaling ecig vapors, similar to that of tobacco.




The act of using an electronic cigarette




Vegetable Glycerine - a base component of eliquids. It is also used as a sweetener in food items and as an ingredient in cosmetic products.


Variable voltage


Variable wattage



The component of a cartridge that soaks up eliquid


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