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Electronic Cigarette Glossary


Alternative Cigarettes: Another name for electronic cigarettes

Analog Cigarette: A term used in the e-cig industry for traditional tobacco cigarettes. They contain no digital, or electronic attributes, hence the name "analog" (opposite "digital cigarette").

Atomizer: The component in the electronic cigarette that is responsible for turning the liquid nicotine into vapor for the user to consume.

Automatic Switch: Automatic batteries do not have a switch to operate. An automatic switch is activated when the user puffs on the mouthpiece.


Battery: The most important part of the electronic cigarette. It powers the heating element that turns the nicotine liquid into vapor that a user inhales.


Car Adapter: A device that connects to your USB charger so that you can charge your e-cig battery while driving.

Carto: Slang variation for the electronic cigarette cartridge.

Cartomizer: Another term for the e-cig cartridge - a combination of the cartridge and atomizer.

Cartridges: The units that contain the liquid nicotine that are connected to the electronic cigarette. When the cartridge is out of nicotine liquid, it is tossed and a new one is screwed on.

Carts: A short slang term for the e-cig cartridge.

Charger: The device used to charge your electronic cigarette battery. There are several types, including a portable wall charger, USB charger, car adapter, and a personal charging case.


Digital Cigarette: Another name for Electronic Cigarette (opposite "analog cigarette").

Disposable E-Cigs: Electronic cigarettes that are designed to be used and then disposed of, like traditional cigarettes.

Draw: What the smoker does on the inhale, with their mouth on the electronic cigarette's mouthpiece.


E-Cig Accessories: Additional pieces you purchase to enhance your experience using e-cigarettes. They include chargers, extra batteries, and things like cases and lanyards that make using e-cigarettes easier.

E-Cig: A shortened term for Electronic Cigarette.

E-Cigarette: Another shortened term for Electronic Cigarette.

E-Juice: Also known as E-liquid; it is the solution inside of the cartridge that contains the nicotine.

E-Liquid: The solution contained in the e-cigarette cartridge. Comprised of vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavoring.

E-Smoke: Another short/slong for Electronic Cigarette.

Electronic Cigarette: An emerging alternative to traditional cigarettes that allows users to enjoy smoking without many of the harmful side effects. Also known as: E-Cigarette, E-Cig, E-Smoke, Digital Cigarette, and Alternative Cigarettes.


Flavor Cartridge: Another term for the e-cigcartridge, containing nicotine and various flavors.


Hit: The actual inhale of vapor.


Leaking: A malfunction that can happen with the cartridge in which e-liquid will leak on the device, and possibly cause a short.

LED: The end of most electronic cigarettes contains a light for a realistic effect and to alert the user when the battery needs recharging. LED lights glow substantially brighter than others, and require less energy to do so.

Lithium Ion Batteries: Considered the strongest and most powerful batteries in the electronic cigarette market.


Microcomputer: Also known as the "smart chip, " a microcomputer is a highly advanced component that signals the battery to send a charge of power to the atomizer, basically kicking the e-cigarette into gear.

Microprocessor: The part of the e-cigarette battery that is responsible for controlling the heater and the indicator LED light.

Miligrams: The unit of measure for how much nicotine is in a cartridge.

Mouthpiece: The end of the e-cigarette the user will puff on, and place to their mouth.


Nicotine Level: The designated amount of nicotine per cartridge.

Nicotine Liquid: The nicotine solution that is vaporized in the e-cigarette. The liquid is contained in the cartridge.

Nicotine: The substance found within traditional and electronic cigarettes that creates a pleasant sensation.


Personal Charging Case: A case that is designed to hold and charge e-cigarettes. It is slim and compact, and has the ability to fit into a pocket. It gets its power from being charged at home, and then charges your batteries without needing an outlet nearby.

Propylene Glycol: A substance used in some e-cigarette liquids, often avoided by consumers because it is known to cause adverse reactions.

Puff: The motion the smoker uses on the e-cig to get a hit.

Pull: Also known as the draw, or hit. What the smoker does to get the vapor hit from the e-cig.


Sensor: The part of the e-cigarette battery that detects when the user has taken a drag.

Smart Chip: A computer chip located within the e-cigarette battery that allows it to function.

Starter Kit: A packaged set that comes with all the necessary equipment for someone to begin using e-cigarettes.


Throat Hit: The feeling an e-cigarette smoker experiences when the vapor hits their throat. Most desire it to feel like a cigarette with a full, yet smooth hit.


USB Charger: An e-cigarette battery charger that lets you charge by connecting the battery to your computer's USB port. Can be used with laptops too!


Vape: To use an e-cigarette.

Vaping: Slang for the act of using an e-cigarette.

Vapor Production: The amount of vapor the e-cigarette creates.

Vapor Smoking: The act of using an e-cigarette.

Vapor: Water vapor, essentially. It is what gives electronic cigarettes the name "vapor cigarettes," and is the smoke-like substance that comes out of the e-cigarette carrying the nicotine.

Vegetable Glycerin: A safe, all-natural substance derived from plant oils. It is the base of our e-cigarette juice, and serves to hold the nicotine. It imparts a rather sweet taste, and creates exceptional vapor.

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