The most common type of connection on advanced vaporizers where tanks get screwed in.
A vaping term for smoking cigarettes.
AKA “Advanced Personal Vaporizer” or “Personal Vaporizer,” these are the correct current terms for advanced vaping devices.
Shorthand for atomizer.
CATCH A VAPE
Take a break to vape.
Shorthand for cartomizer.
To create an impressive cloud from your vaping apparatus i.e. “chuck a cloud.”
Basic e-cigs that resemble traditional cigarettes; entry level types such as the Express.
CLOUD MONSTERS or CHASERS
Vapers who take on an almost competitive spirit with their vaping. These vapers work to create the biggest smoke clouds from their vaping and will be constantly rebuilding their setups to find the perfect formula for the biggest cloud.
Someone who suffers from GAS or “gear acquisition syndrome,” these vapers are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest hardware and accessories for their collection.
The technique of using a vaping device. Each drag will take anywhere from 3 to 6 seconds, slowly drawing vapor into the mouth. A proper draw will give vapers a great experience and maximize pleasure.
The act of dripping.
An accessory that tops an atomizer and allows a vaper to easily drip. This hollow mouthpiece can be used in place of a cartridge or cartomizer so a vaper can drip right into the atomizer.
AKA direct to lung, or DLI aka direct lung inhale. In this vaping technique the vaper inhales the vapor straight to the lungs. This more like taking a hit from a helium balloon than it is smoking a traditional cigarette.
Generic, general name for vaporizers. You know an eGo vape when you see one; larger than cig- alikes, they make no effort attempting to be cigarettes.
Flavor chasers are a lot like cloud chasers, except their priority is all on the flavor. These vapers will work to create the best blends and recipes for their juices.
Flooding happens when juice gets into the air passage of the tank. Flooding can happen with even the most advanced devices, not because of setup but because of physics.
Caused by a short in the coil, a hot spot will be a section of the coil that feels too hot. These can cause issues for your coil and even snap it.
Milliamps per hour – the unit of measure for the power of APV batteries.
AKA Mech Mod. Mechs are vape devices without circuitry or a pre-installed battery. A popular option for many vapers, mechs are simple devices that offer a more pleasurable experience for expert vapers and those who like to work on their own builds.
Typically a vaporizer that is on the larger side, requiring a larger battery, resembling flashlights. They enable you to do as much modification as you like.
AKA mouth to lung vaping. This vaping is the most similar to smoking a cigarette, in this technique a vaper will hold the vapor in their mouth first, before inhaling into their lungs.
NOOB (often stylized as n00b)
AKA “newbie,” someone who is new to vaping and vaping culture.
A screen that displays watts, volts and ohms.
Vaporizers that are designed with a pass through charging cord; they can be used during charging.
Vapers who like their vaping experience to imitate their smoking experience as much as possible.
Dripping on a regulated mod – unlike mech mods, reg mods regulate the voltage of the battery as an added safety precaution. Regulated MODs regulate wattage, voltage and ohms through advanced chipsets. Mech MODs use unregulated voltage.
When liquid splashes back into the vaper’s mouth while vaping. Changes in a vaping setup or in vaping technique can help reduce the amount and frequency of spitback.
The versatile, replaceable compartment where e-liquid is held.
Shorthand for temperature control, this feature allows a vaper to set a specific Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature that a coil cannot exceed. TC can help keep everything working at a vaper’s preference
Vapers whose hobby is “tinkering” or adjusting and improving their set up.
Vapers who can perform tricks with their vape clouds, these tricks may include: ghost hit, dragon, tornado, French inhale or smoking O’s among others. Tricksters, like cloud chasers, work diligently on their set up to find the perfect combination to perform their tricks.
An ailment where a vaper will temporarily experience diminished taste for e-liquids, or even for some food or drinks. A temporary problem, vapers can avoid by switching eliquids regularly, in order to keep their body from getting too used to one flavor.
This cotton piece absorbs the liquid and regulates how much is permitted into the coil at once.