101 Vaping Glossary

February 22 2022

101 Vaping Glossary
101 Vaping Glossary

T-Juice Vaping Terminology

Jargon can exist in any subject, and even in vaping there are terms that can be confusing to the newcomers to the subject. We've put together a vaping glossary to help all the newcomers talk like an OG cloud chaser in no time.


How much air that can be sucked through the vape.

All Day Vape

A flavour of e-liquid suitable to vape all day without tiring of the flavour.


Measures the amount of current flowing through your device.


Part of the vape that holds the wick & coil.

Base Liquid

The base mixture to which other ingredients (nicotine & flavours) are added to create e-liquid.

Box Mod

A more 'advanced' vape. Larger unit, bigger battery, and with customisable parts & settings. Most commonly used by more experienced vapers, not always recommended for newcomers.


Where e-liquid is held in disposable atomizers.


A combined atomizer and cartridge in one device.


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Cloud Chaser

Someone who strives to create as big a cloud as possible.


The vapour exhaled.


A wire element that heats the liquid and vaporizes it.


Concentrated flavour bottles to be added to VG/PG.

Direct to Lung

Draws vapour from unit straight to lung without holding in the mouth. Allows for bigger clouds.


Sometimes rechargeable, e-cigs that a user throws away after the cartridge empties.


A term to describe the act of inhaling vapor from the mouthpiece to your mouth.

Dry Hit

A drag of the e-cig where there is no e-juice left.


The liquid content in an e-cigarette, made from propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine. Also, e-juice, vape juice.


What the e-liquid vapour tastes like. Can be broken into: Fruits, desserts, menthols, tobaccos and beverages.


Too much liquid reaches the atomiser, creating duller flavour & a bubbling sound. Can potentially leak out through mouthpiece.

Freebase nicotine

Freebase nicotine is the original nicotine in e-liquids. It creates a strong throat hit, which can feel a bit too strong at super high nicotine strengths.

Long fill

Long fill e-liquids come as 20ml of flavouring in a 60ml bottle, allowing the user to mix & create fully custom e-liquid.


Amount of nicotine. Written as mg/mL (milligrams per millilitre). I.e., “6mg” is 6mg of nicotine per ml, or 0.8%.

Mouth to Lung

Most commonly used by ex-smokers, the vapour is drawn into the mouth then inhaled to the lungs.


The end from which users inhale vapor, the part that is held by the users lips.

Nic Salts

The exact same form of nicotine found in tobacco. Nic Salts is the natural state of nicotine that is blended with liquid, more easily absorbed into the bloodstream.

Nic Shot

A bottle of nicotine mixed with PG/VG, and can only be added to nicotine 0 mg free e-liquid, also known as a nicotine booster.


Nicotine Replacement Therapy.


The SI unit of electrical resistance, a lower ohm setting for coils means hotter and thicker vapour.


A type of e-cig that’s shaped like a pen, smaller, & carry less liquid than Box Mods.


Propylene glycol, a thin, odourless and flavourless liquid. Carries flavours better, but creates less dense clouds


Pre-filled disposable tanks.

 Short Fill

Shortfill refers to large bottles of e-liquid. As they contain no nicotine each bottle usually contains space for the user to 'shortfill' with a nicotine shot bottle.

Starter Kit

A basic, minimal package with all the essentials needed to start vaping.


Letting newly mixed e-juice rest for a period to let the ingredients settle.


Holds the e-liquid and allow it to soak into the wick. Is clear, made of glass or plastic.

Throat hit

This is the sensation that you feel when you inhale nicotine, is influenced by the nicotine content, temperature of vape and type of juice.


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When the atomizer's resistance falls lower than 1ohms. Allows for faster electrical current, & huge clouds.

Vaping Glossary

Vaping terms and definitions.


To turn e-juice into an inhalable cloud by heating over a coil.

Vapours Tongue

Refers to the dulling of taste, mainly due to intense vaping or smoking the same e-liquid for a long period of time.


Vegetable Glycerine, slightly thicker in consistency and has a slightly sweet flavour. Makes for huge clouds, and gentler throat hit.


The amount of power consumed by the atomizer coil. The higher the wattage, the more vapour is produced.


The material wrapped around the heating coil that soaks e-liquid for further evaporating. Usually made of organic cotton.

Zero Nic

Nicotine free e-liquid"