1. The name used to describe the feeling at the back of the throat when an inhalation of vapour reaches that spot.
  2. The name of a clever add-on device produced by Evolv Vapor which is used to regulate the heat produced by certain mechanical mods.

Knuckle Head: This is an adjustable drip tip. It can be adjusted to any angle desired.

Kanthal: One of two types of resistance wire used for a heating coil in either an atomizer or cartomizer. The other is Nichrome.

Leaking: This can happen when too much Juice is added to an atomizer or cartomizer. Juice can leak out of the bottom of the heating element and onto the battery, which in some cases can cause damage to the device (as is the case with Automatic Batteries).

LED: Abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode.

Light Emitting Diode: LED – A diode that converts applied voltage to light. These are commonly used in electronic cigarette devices to indicate that the device is actively being used.

Li-on: An abbreviated term for lithium ion batteries.

Liquid: Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, Smoke Juice, or Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.

Low Resistance: (LR) An atomizer or cartomizer with a lower Ohm rating than the standard equipment. It generally causes the heating element to get hotter faster and produces vapor more quickly. Lower resistance produces more vapor than an atty or carto that has a standard resistance rating.

LR: Abbreviation for Low Resistance.

LR Atty: A lower resistance atomiser than a standard resistance atomiser usually around 1.5ohms. A standard atomiser is around 2.0ohms.

mAh: The term “mAh” references to Milliamp per Hour.

Manual: A style of electronic cigarette that has a button (mounted usually on the top side of the battery) that when pushed, activates the heating element. The button must be pushed in order to produce vapor from the atomizer/cartomizer. It is considered by some to be less like a traditional cigarette than the automatic electronic cigarette. Many prefer this style due to it being sealed and can not be adversely affected by e-liquid.

Mechanical (Mod): it’s a PV with no wires. All the current flows through parts of the device, usually the outer casing, allowing for a very high current flow. In theory they should be able to handle any current demands put on them as opposed to unregulated mods which often have wires or switches that can possibly melt when too much current is applied.

Memory Effect: A process by which NiCad batteries begin performing in properly due to misreported energy levels; the memory effect causes the device to believe that batteries are dead when they are really not. You can reduce the likelihood of the memory effect by regularly discharging fully, and then overcharging, batteries. Li-Ion hos no memory.Some people use Ni-mh which has no memory, but no one used Ni-Cad batteis anymore, and if they do they probably won’t be reading this.

Menthol: A substance derived from peppermint which is used in a variety of applications including cigarettes, food of flavoring, and even in medicines. It can be used to flavor e-liquid.

Mesh: The cover of the atomiser bridge; typically made of a metal mesh material, stainless steel mesh for example.

mg: Abbreviation for Milligrams.

mg Strength: A measurement denoting the strength of the nicotine level in an e-liquid; 18mg means that for every 1ml of liquid, 1.8% of it is nicotine. 18-mg is a shorthand for 18 mg/mL or 18g/L or 18 parts per thousand (ppt) or 1.8%

MG/ml: A ratio to describe, in milligrams, the amount of nicotine per millilitre of liquid.

Micro: A designation for a small-sized e-cigarette; usually 50mm – 99mm long.

Mini: A smaller than average sized e-cigarette.

Milliliters: (mL) The amount or portions measured in a given container of eliquid. There is usually 1ml of liquid in a standard cartridge

Milligrams: (MG) The amount or level of nicotine found in e-liquid. Typical levels are 0mg, 6mg, 8mg,12mg,16mg,24mg,30mg,36,mg and 48mg.

mL: Abbreviation for Milliliters.

Mod: A custom built PV device.

Modder: A person who is a modder, modifys an electronic cigarette to their preference. Often to improve the mod device to be more powerful than a typical e-cig.

Mouthpiece: A mouth piece sits on and is inserted into an atomizer or cartomizer. A drip tip is often referred to as the mouth piece. This is the part where you lips are placed on an electronic cigarette.

Multi-Voltage (MV) Device: A device that has pre-determined voltage settings. Most of these have at least three settings. For example, a low setting could be 3.7V, a medium setting could be 4.5V, a high setting could be 6V. You cannot adjust outside of these settings. This is not a commonly used term in the vaping community, but it needs to be. Examples: The SVR, The EVO, The Ovale F-50.

MV: Abbreviation for Multi-Voltage (device).

Nic: An abbreviation for Nicotine.

Nic-Juice: A slang term to denote an e-liquid with nicotine; it would NOT be used for e-liquid with zero nicotine.

Nichrome: One of the two main types of resistance wire used for the heating coil in an atomizer or cartomizer. The other is Kanthal.

NiMH: Ni-MH stands for Nickel-Metal Hydride. Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have no Cadmium added. Cadmium is hazardous to the environment. When using Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, charging should be monitored to avoid overcharging. Nickel Metal Hydride has no memory effect and can be charged or topped off at any time without affecting battery life.

Nicotine: An alkaloid found in tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family.

Nicotine Level: The nicotine level is the amount of nicotine present in a cartridge or bottle of e-liquid. It is usually measured in mg/ml.

Niquid: A generic slang term for e-liquid with nicotine added. Sometimes this liquid has no flavouring, other times it does.

No-Resistance Wire: The heating coils in some Rebuildable Atomizer(RBA) installs require no-resistance wire leads to be attached. They allow for current to get to the heating coil through them, but the portion that is no-resistance will not get hot. The two types that are generally used are silver and nickel.

NRT: An acronym for Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Ohm: A measure of electrical resistance. A lower number indicates lower resistance and therefore creates faster heating. Usually pertains to atomizer

Pass-through: (PT) A Pass-through can be either a device itself or part of an electronic cigarette or mod. It is the device itself, you can connect your atty or carto to it and then plug it into the USB port of a computer or USB wall adapter. It receives power through either. Pass-through is built into many electronic cigarettes and mods allowing you to use them while they are charging.

PCC: Personal Charging Case. A device that is charged first and then is used to charge you’re electronic cigarette while on the go and away from an electrical outlet. Many PCC provide extra storage room for an additional battery and cartomizer or carts. Most PCC’s look like a pack of cigarettes for easy carrying.

PEG: An acronym for Polyethylene Glycol; it is infrequently used as one of the ingredients in the e-liquid.

PEG400: An acronym for Polyethylene Glycol 400; an ingredient sometimes found in e-liquid.

Pen Style: A style of electronic cigarette, known for its resemblance to a ball point 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. Particularly useful when using an e-cig that has less than a 2 hour battery life per charge.

Personal Vaporizor: (Abbreviated as PV) Another name for an Electronic Cigarette. Usually used in reference to the more nontraditional style e-cigs (also known as Mods).

PG: Propylene Glycol (PG) Propylene Glycol is used as a base carrier for the nicotine and flavoring. Propylene Glycol has been deemed generally safe to be used in medical products as well as in food products for general consumption. Some people have reported having an allergic reaction to PG.

Pipe Style: The Pipe style electronic cigarette is also known as an E-Pipe. The Pipe style or E-Pipe is made to resemble a tobacco pipe.

Polyfil: The standard material used in the factory to fill cartridges.

Primer: Many companies use a VG based primer for preservation and shipping. The primer is used inside the atomizer and on the coils. Many vapers prefer to blow out the primer out of the atty, as the taste is less than desirable. However this primer will burn off eventually allowing the true taste of the eliquid to come through.

Primer Puff: The practice of taking a quick, short draw just to engage the atomiser.

Protected (batteries): A battery which has a computer chip at the base, which protects the battery and breaks the circuit in the battery from completing if the voltage goes too high or too low, the current goes too high or the cell temperature rises too high

PT: abbreviation for a Passthrough.

PTB: abbreviation for Pyramid Tea Bags.

PV: Personal Vaporizer. Another term for electronic cigarette and more commonly used in the vaping community. It uses an atomizer / cartomizer to vaporize the e-liquid needed to create a vapor for inhalation and exhalation.

Pull: The draw you take from your electronic cigarette.

Pyramid Tea Bags: some users find that this substance works better than the polyester fibre type filling found in most electronic cigarette cartridges.

RBA: Abbreviation for Rebuildable atomizer.

Rebuildable Atomizer: Rebuildable Atomizers vary in design. Some have a fabric wick, while some stay more pure from burning elements and use SS mesh and kanthal wire. Rebuildable atomizers are meant to save on cost and be readily fix-able. Some incorporate a tank for holding e-liquid.

Resistance Wire: What the heating coil is made of. Two types are generally used, Kanthal and Nichrome.

RTV: An acronym for Right To Vape.

SB: An acronym for Silver Bullet; this is a large battery e-cig.

SD: Refers to Screwdriver; which is a fat ecig battery.

Smoke Juice: Also referred to as E-Liquid, Liquid, Juice, or E-Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.

Standard Resistance: A standard resistance atomizer is 2.5 ohms, cartomizer 3.0 ohm.

Smokeless Cigarette: This term is used to refer to an electronic cigarette. It is used commonly due to the fact that no actual smoke is inhaled or exhaled while using an e-cig.

Stacking: Stacking is the act of using two batteries in series instead of one battery. You should always use matched battery pairs, and devices that have vent holes, and batteries that have protection built in.

Starter Kit: A kit that includes basic e-cigarette equipment. Typically includes everything needed to begin vaping.

Steeping: The act of letting your e-liquid sit for a length of time. The purpose is to allow the components of the e-liquid to merry or intermingle and mature. Some users will try an e-liquid immediately after receiving it and find it not favorable. By letting it sif for an allotted amount of time and retrying it later can improve the flavor. Sometimes a couple of days or as much as a week or two of letting the juice steep will make a e-liquid taste great. Opening the cap and letting the air into the bottle is sometimes also a preferred method of steeping, along with shaking the bottles to mix the components.

Stick Style: Another term used to describe electronic cigarettes that are of or close to the size of a tobacco cigarette.

Stuffing: this is considered the material in a standard cartridge or cartomizer used by many top rated electronic cigarette companies. This is like a sponge to absorb the eliquid. Some people call this cotton or poly fill.

Sweet Spot: Your very own Vaping Nirvana. The feeling you get when you find the right combination of MadMix, Atomiser and Battery that delivers your perfect vape. Can take a lot of trial and error to find your sweet spot.

Tail-Piping: Specific to atomizers, this is when a user takes a vape directly off of an atomizer without a drip tip or a cartridge.

Tank: A special type of cartridge that holds considerably more liquid than cartridges with filler. Usually used with a cartomizer and sometimes an atomizer. You just fill them up with liquid and vape.

TH: abbreviation for Throat Hit.

THR: abbreviation for Tobacco Harm Reduction.

Three Piece E-Cigarette: A specific style of electronic cigarette combining a battery, atomiser and cartridge.

Throat Hit:(TH) Throat hit is the sensation that is felt in the back of the throat when inhalation is taken from the mouth down the throat. Some factors to the throat hit felt are, the nicotine level used, and or the quality of the e-liquid. Higher levels of nicotine generally give a greater throat hit. Personal vaping habits or techniques are also factors for throat hit.

TOB: An abbreviation referring to tobacco flavouring in e-liquid.

Tobacco Harm Reduction: (THR) Policy or practice of providing less harmful nicotine-containing products.

Topping Off: Adding a few drops of e-liquid onto a cartridge or cartomizer or tank is called topping off.

Toot: Another term used to describe the pull or to draw from your electronic cigarette

Triple-Coil Cartomizer: A newer type of cartomizer that employs three coils providing about 1.6ohms of resistance. These babies vape strong, slightly more so than dual-coils, and come in several sizes and may hold anywhere from 1.5ml to 3.5ml of juice. Generally recommended for 6v vaping.

TVECA: The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. https//

Two Hole / Four Hole Atomiser: A designation referring to the number of air intake holes built into an atomiser; some people prefer one over the other in terms of its simulation of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Two Piece E-Cigarette: A specific style of electronic cigarette combining a battery and a cartomiser.

Unflavored E-Liquid: An E-liquid combining a base liquid and nicotine, but no flavoring.

Unprotected vs. Protected Batteries & Devices: Protected batteries and devices will contain protection circuits. This circuit is designed to stop the battery from charging or discharging or the device from working in certain circumstances. These circumstances can include over-charging, over-discharging, short-circuit, and overheating.