ANALOG / ANALOGUE CIGARETTES
Traditional or old-fashioned tobacco cigarettes.
(Action on Smoking and Health) ASH USA opposes electronic cigarettes, however in the UK and New Zealand ASH supports them.
Atomizer / Cartomizer
The ignition chamber of the tobaccoless cigarette. A heating element which warms the liquid nicotine / e-liquids / e-juices and produces vapor.
Cartridge or Carts / ‘e-tips’ or ‘tips’
Make up the disposable end of your e-cig and are filled with liquid which turns into vapor.
(Consumer Advocacy for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association) Not-for-profit group based in Alabama, the group supports electronic cigarette users.
An electronic cigarette designed to be disposed off once the e-juice has run out.
Dipping / Dripping
When users dip their atomizer into liquid nicotine, or drip nicotine over their atomizer before use.
Using your e-cig when the atomizer has been filled with liquid nicotine therefore will not emit vapor.
ECA / ECASSOC
(The Electronic Cigarette Association) A USA association created to enforce particular standards on its members.
E-Juice / E-liquid / Smoke Juice
The nicotine fluid contained in electronic cigarette e-tips and e-liquids
A cigar version the electronic cigarette.
Electronic Cigarette / Tobaccoless Cigarette / E-Cigarette / E-CIG / Vaporizer
A cigarette which contains an atomizer. This atomizer vaporizes the liquid nicotine when a user vapes, the vapor is then inhaled by the user.
When the atomizer floods the liquid nicotine may leak.
(Light-emitting diode) The light found at the tip of an electronic cigarettes. The light will shine when the user is vaping, and will start to flash once the battery is getting low.
(Modified) When a customer experiments with the tobaccoless cigarette structure so that it emits more nicotine vapor.
Found at the end of the electronic cigarette (on the e-tip). Where the vaper places their mouth to use the electronic cigarette. The e-cig equivalent to a cig butt!
A common ingredient of most e-cig / e-liquid / e-juice brands. It is a colourless and safe liquid. Some brands use Vegetable Glycerine which is sweeter in taste.
A starter pack containing everything a user needs to begin using tobaccoless cigarettes / vaporizers e.g. batteries, charger & refills / e-liquids.
Throat Kick / Hit
The feeling a vaper experiences in their throat when smoking an e-cig. Usually measured in strength, taste and pleasure.
When a vaper adds more liquid nicotine to an e-Tip or e-liquid / e-juice.
Tiny slice of material holding the liquid in the e-Tip / cartomizer / atomizer.
Comes from the word ‘vapor’. To smoke a tobaccoless cig or vaporizer.
A user of tobaccoless cigarettes and vaporizers.
Describes the action of ‘smoking’ an e-cigarette / vaporizer.
A common ingredient of most e-cig / e-liquid / e-juice brands. It is a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, widely used for sweetening and preserving food, in the manufacture of medicine in suppositories and skin emollients.