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Vape Glossary

June 15, 2018 2 min read

All-day vape

A flavour of e-liquid that a vaper can vape all day without growing tired of it. Often refers to flavours that are not too intense or sweet.

Atomiser

An atomiser is a heating element in an e-cigarette. It contains a wick and coil. The wick absorbs e-liquid and the coil heats it.

Cloud chasing

The act of creating the biggest vapour production on exhalation.

Coil

A coil is a piece of wire in an atomiser that heats e-liquid. The coil is powered by a battery.

Drip Tip

The mouthpiece of an e-cigarette.

High resistance coils

Coils with a resistance higher than 1 ohm. Smaller vapourisers usually operate with high resistance coils.

Liquid nicotine

Liquid nicotine is made by extracting the nicotine from tobacco plants and distilling it to a clear liquid solution.

Low resistance coils

Coils with a resistance lower than 1 ohm. See also, sub ohm vaping.

Nicotine levels/strength

The amount of nicotine in milligrams, per 1 millilitre of e-liquid. (Usually measured in milligrams (mg), but can sometimes come in percentages.)

Ohm (Ω)

An ohm is a unit to measure electrical resistance. The resistance of vapouriser coils are measured in ohms. See also, sub ohm vaping.

PG/VG Ratio

PG/VG ratio is the percentage of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) contained in e-liquid. E-juices have different VG PG ratios so vapers can customise their vaping experience.

Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol (PG) is an organic compound. It is a clear, slightly sweet and almost odourless liquid. PG is a key ingredient in e-liquid, used to carry flavours and give vapers a throat hit.

Squonking

A device that holds your e-liquid bottle internally. When you squeeze your device it feeds e-juice into your tank. Essentially, a bottom fed atomiser.

Steeping

Steeping is the process of mixing, oxidising, and saturating raw e-liquid ingredients. Steeping ages the vape liquid to enhance its flavour.

Sub ohm vaping

Sub ohm vaping is when a vaper uses a coil with a resistance lower than 1 ohm. Low resistance coils let through more electricity. Vapers can vape at a higher wattage/voltage, thus producing large clouds of vapour.

Tank

A vape tank stores e-liquid. Tanks are usually made of glass or plastic.

Threading

The type of connection the battery uses to attach to an atomiser.

Wick

The wick absorbs e-liquid from the tank and sends it to a coil. Wicks are made of cotton or silica. The wick is usually located in the atomiser.

Vaper

A person who uses an e-cigarette.

Vaping

The act of using an e-cigarette.

Vegetable glycerine

Vegetable glycerine (VG) is a thick, sticky, odourless, clear liquid made from vegetable fats. It is natural and non-toxic. VG is a key ingredient in e-liquid, used to make e-cigarette aerosol dense and white.


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