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You hear a lot of buzz words around vaping and e-cigs, some may be obvious, others not so much. So i have put together a quick glossary of the most common terms used.

  • Atomizer– Heating element used to vaporize e-liquids, like cannabis oil

  • Battery– An e-cigs power source. There are different options, including rechargeable vapes, and portable chargers for your car.

  • Cartridge – Small container for e-liquids that makes contact with an atomizer to produce vapor. (Also referred to as Cartomizers)

  • Drip Tip – A plastic or ceramic tip placed used to improve comfort.

  • E-cig – A popular abbreviation for electronic cigarettes.

  • E-liquid – Every e-cigarette or vaporizer uses a “medium” to create vapor, The most popular of course is a liquid (that can contain nicotine), E-liquid (or e-juice), cannabis oil which is usually contained in pre-filled, disposable flavor cartridges and is also available in various sized bottles

  • Juice – Another term for “e-liquid“.

  • Nicotine Strength – The concentration of nicotine in e-liquids, usually measured in a percentage of nicotine by mass.

  • Puff Count – The amount of puffs or inhales a vape provides before the e-liquid is finished.

  • Tank – A container for e-liquid that also houses an atomizer.

  • Throat Hit – A mild sensation in the back of the throat possible when inhaling nicotine, The intensity can be decreased or improved by changing the nicotine concentrations in e-liquids.

  • Sub-ohm– vaping means to vape with an atomizer that has coils for vape with a resistance value of less than 1.0 ohms.

  • Vaper/Vaping– A vaper is someone who uses electronic cigarettes.

  • Vapor– The gaseous state of e-liquid after it has been heated by an electronic cigarette’s Atomizer, This is the matter that is inhaled and exhaled when using an electronic cigarette.

Vaporizers have customizable starter kits, rechargeable batteries, varying nicotine strengths and more ways to find the vaping experience tailored to your preferences.

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