This is a style of electronic cigarette where the cartridge and the atomizer are combined so that there are really only 2 pieces to the E cig.
This is a style of E cig that consists of three different parts… the cartridge, the atomizer, and the battery.
An adapter is used to connect an atomizer or cartomizer to a battery of a different style. Some E cig companies sell a wide variety of different adapters.
Advanced Personal Vaporizer
An APV is basically an advanced version of an E cig that allows the smoker to select different options for functions like voltage, wattage, etc. Such features are said to provide a more pleasant and complete E cig experience, though they generally cost more and will make the user more likely to consume larger amounts of the e-liquid.
This is a name used to describe any alternative to traditional, tobacco filled cigarettes. E cigs fall into this category.
This is a name used to describe traditional tobacco filled cigarettes.
The atomizer is the part of the E cigarette that, when powered by the battery, turns the e-liquid into flavoured vapour. Atomizers may be included in the cartridge in some types of E cigs. These are called cartomizers.
This is the name for the mechanism on some E cigs that allows the battery to be operated without pushing a button. The most common types of automatic switches are those that activate the battery when the E cig is inhaled through, or ‘puffed’.
The battery is a very important part of the E cig. It essentially powers the heating element, which is the part that produces the heat necessary to turn the e-liquid into vapour.
Blunt-Tip Needle Bottles
These are bottles that can be used to refill some types of E cigs.
These colorful bits of rubber come in a variety of different colors to help you tell the difference between different types of e-liquids.
This is an adapter that allows you to charge your E cig while riding in the car.
Cart, Carto, or Cartomizer
These are all terms used to describe a cartomizer, which is essentially a cartridge and an atomizer combined into one.
This is a small tube or ‘tank’ that is used to hold e-liquid. A tank can hold more e-liquid than a regular cartomizer.
A cartridge is the part on an E cigarette that holds the e-liquid. Cartridges are generally disposable, which means that you throw them away and simply replace them when they run out.
This is the device used to charge your E cig. Most E cigs nowadays come with USB chargers that you can plug into a computer.
The coil is the wire housed within the atomizer that gets hot and vapourizes the e-liquid.
The cone of an E cig covers the part that joins the atomizer to the battery. It is usually hollow and conically shaped.
This is another term used to describe the electronic cigarette, as opposed to ‘analog’, which describes a tobacco-filled non-electronic cigarette.
A disposable E-cig is a type of E-cig that simply gets thrown away once it is used up.
Taking a ‘draw’ is what a smoker does when he/she inhales. It involves breathing air into the mouth through the E cigs mouthpiece.
Dual Coil Cartomizer
This describes a 2-coil configuration that is much more common in cartomizer tanks. They produce twice as much vapour as single-coil designs, and are also supposed to last longer.
This is a term used to describe other things that you can purchase with your electronic cigarette. Examples could include extra batteries, chargers, lanyards, cases, etc.
This is a term that is basically short for ‘Electronic Cigarette’.
Basically the same thing as an E-cig, except that it is designed to look like a cigar instead of a cigarette.
This is a name sometimes used to describe the flavoured liquid that is vapourized by an E-cig.
An electronic cigarette consists of a battery, an atomizer, and a cartridge. A device that vapourizes E-liquid and that can serve as a substitute for a tobacco-filled cigarette.
This is another term for E-Juice.
This term is sometimes used as another term for electronic cigarette.
Works just like an E-cig, but shaped to look like a pipe instead.
The heating element found in the atomizer. It is another word for the coil of wire that heats up to vapourize the e-liquid.
Filler, or Filling Material
The filling found inside of the cartomizer/cartridge. It is a type of cotton-wool like material that is absorbent and used to store the e-juice.
Another name for the cartridge of an E-cig. It is basically a cartridge that holds the flavoured e-liquid.
A gooseneck is an extension that can be used to keep the e-cig further away from the face. It is usually flexible and makes using an e-cig easier when you don’t want it to obstruct your vision.
Another term for filament.
The inhalation of the flavoured vapour.
On the ends of some electronic cigarettes are LEDs, which are basically small lights that glow orange or red when the battery is activated. This is added to make E-cigs feel more realistic.
Lithium Ion Batteries
Lithium Ion Batteries are considered the most powerful batteries on the E-Cig market, and are the batteries that a lot of high-quality E-cig makers use.
This is a style of E-cig in which the battery is activated via a button instead of via inhalation.
This is the small electronic ‘computer’ that tells the E-cig battery to power up the atomizer when activated.
This is the part of the electronic cigarette that the user puts their mouth on to inhale the vapour.
This is the chemical found in traditional cigarettes that makes smoking so enjoyable. Most E-cig vapour flavours have a specific ‘nicotine level’ that tells the user how much nicotine the e-liquid contains.
Personal Charging Case, or PCC
This is a type of case that can charge batteries without being plugged into a power source. Basically, you charge it at home and take it with you when you leave. When one of your E-cig batteries runs low, just plug them into it for a charge.
This is the basic inhaling motion that smokers use to get a ‘hit’ on their E-cig or cigarette.
This is another word for a hit or draw. It is basically an inhaling motion that draws vapour into the mouth.
This is the part of the E-cig that detects when someone is inhaling through an E-cig.
This is a rather universal name for the component inside of an E-cig that enables it to function properly.
A starter kit is a kit that includes everything that a person might need to get started with E-cigs.
This is the most common type of charger sold for E-cigs. It plugs into the USB port of a computer and can be used to ‘charge’ a spent battery.
Vape, or Vaping
These are terms used to describe the usage of an Electronic Cigarette.
This is the water vapour that is created when the atomizer heats the e-liquid. It is generally flavoured and contains about as much nicotine as a traditional cigarette.