Analog – A tobacco cigarette.
Atomizer (aka atty) – The part that heats up the e-liquid and turns it into vapor.
Battery (aka Batt) – batteries used to run PV’s
Blanks – Cartridges with dry filler material to be filled with e-liquid by the user. Also a cartridge with the filler material removed to be used as just a mouthpiece when dripping liquid.
Cartomizer – A type of cartridge that combines the cartridge and atomizer in one unit.
Cartridge (aka Cart) – The part that makes up the mouthpiece for the electronic cigarette and contains a reservoir with filler material to hold the e-liquid.
Chest/Lung Hit – Feeling in your chest of vapor filling it up (varies based on liquid content)
Cleaning Cycle – When the battery turns itself to a constant on for a period of 20-40 seconds to burn the residue off the atomizer (removing cartridge during this process prevents the polyfil from melting onto the atomizer)
Coil – The part inside the atomizer that heats up.
Core – A cartridge which has no e-liquid/juice in it. It is dry and can be filled with the juice of your choice.
Cut off – Battery shutdown to protect atomizer from overheating.
Dipping – The practice of dipping an exposed atomizer coil into e-liquid.
DIY – Do-It-Yourself
Dripping – The practice of dripping e-liquid directly onto the atomizer coil.
ECA – Electronic Cigarette Association
ECF – e-cigarette-forum.com is the most popular and widely populated forum about electronic cigarettes
E-cig – An electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer (PV)
E-liquid – The liquid used in an electronic cigarette to produce the vapor. (aka nic liquid, juice, e-juice, niquid, nic juice, etc…)
Electronic Cigarette – also known as E-cig & Personal Vaporizer (PV)
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
Li-ion – Lithium ion batteries used in PV’s
Manual Switch – Switch operated by user to turn battery power on/off
MC – Menthol Crystals which are used to make some e-liquids.
MG – Milligram (in this case refers to the amount of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid.)
ML – Milliliter is a measure of e-liquid/juice
Mod – modification or moderator depending on context
Modder – One who modifies PV’s
Nic – nicotine
NRT – Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Passthrough (PT) – A device that is used in place of a battery that connects to a USB outlet to draw power.
PCC – Personal Charging Case
PEG – polyethylene glycol
PG – propylene glycol
Polyfil – (aka stuffing/batting/fiber/wool) the material that fills the cartridge
Personal Vaporizer (PV) – An electronic cigarette/cigar/pipe/box/mod/stick which vaporizes e-liquid
RY4 – is a very popular flavor which is often described as a mix of caramel and vanilla with a smokey flavor to it.
RYO – roll your own
Snus – nicotine tabs used as nicotine replacement
Throat Hit (TH) – Feeling in your throat caused by vapor being inhaled
(varies with nicotine level and liquid content/flavor)
Topping off – Putting more e-liquid in the cartridge you are using
USB Passthrough – is an empty battery which has a wire and a USB plug and runs off your computer’s power or a portable power pack
Vaper – One that engages in vaping.
Vaping – The act of using an electronic cigarette.
Vapor – the smoke like emmision (steam) produced by using an electronic cigarette
VG – glycerine (vegetable glycerine)