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Show off with the 48 popular vape terms

With the continuous reform and development of the e-cigarette industry, various new equipment full of individuation and high technology is constantly emerging. If you can’t effectively know and understand some important new words and terms related to industry culture and product knowledge in the process of industrial development., it is inevitable that there will be some confusion and misunderstanding about the industry knowledge and the use of new products. In this case, the author collects and summarizes some of the most popular terms or new words of vapes.

First part

VAPE, Vaping, Vaper, PV, APV, EDC, ADV, DIY, Vape Tricks, Coil Art, etc.



Abbreviation for Vapour or Vaporize, a collective term for e-cigarettes. The e-cigarette industry is more inclined to use because it can literally distinguish e-cigarettes from cigarettes. In 2014, it was named “The Year’s Hot Word” by the Oxford Dictionary. A completely equivalent word hasn’t yet been invented in Chinese.




Refers to an act of smoking e-cigarettes.




Refers to all e-cigarette users, including novices and players.




Abbreviation for Personal Vaporizer, Chinese means private electronic cigarette device. In the broad sense, the e-cigarette in the hands of everyone can be called PV.




Abbreviation for Advanced Personal Vaporizer, Chinese means advanced advanced personal e-cigarette device. These devices usually require the user to understand some aspects of battery safety, atomizer principle, and Ohm’s law. APV can be a pressure regulating box on the market or a mechanical cigarette.




Abbreviation for Everyday carry, Chinese means everyday carry-on objects. Such as mobile phones, e-cigarettes, headphones, glasses, etc.




Abbreviation for All day vape, Chinese means full-day ration. Refers to smoke oil that is often used without feeling greasy. The taste of smoky oil is subjective, so you may not like others’ ADV.




The abbreviation of Do it yourself, Chinese means to do it yourself. Including self-made silk, self-adjusting smoke oil and so on.


9.Vape Tricks


Chinese means the fancy smoking technique. Such as smoke ring, jellyfish, dragon whiskers, tornadoes and so on.


10.Coil Art


Chinese means filigree art. Refers to the various winding processes of heating wire, which is popular among e-cigarette players.

The second part

MTL, Mouth to Lung, DL, Direct to Lung, MTN, Mouth to Nose, Newbie, REVIEWER, Cloud Chaser, VGOD, etc.



Chinese means mouth suction mode.


12.Mouth to Lung


Mouth to the lungs, suitable for small smoke and smoking cessation for smokers.




Pulmonary suction mode.


14.Direct to Lung


Suitable for high power, low ohm and large smoke players.




Oral and nasal mode.


16.Mouth to Nose


It is neither a mouth suck nor a lung sucker. The smoke is only exhaled through the mouth and throat and then comes out through the nose. It should be noted that nicotine is also absorbed in the nose and mouth mode.




Know nothing about e-cigarettes.




Electronic cigarette evaluator. Refers to a group that makes a subjective assessment of an e-cigarette through video or articles.


19.Cloud Chaser


Cloud controllers, players who pursue big smoke.




The representative of the fancy smoke show, its members swayed the entire industry due to the colorful smoke show. They have been commercialized.

The third part

NRT, ECF, Cancer Stick, Stinkies, ENDS, Cigalike, Vape Pen, Box Mod, Mech Mod, Pod Mod, etc.




Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Nicotine replacement therapy. Like nicotine chewing gum, nicotine patches, nicotine nasal sprays, the principle that e-cigarettes can quit smoking is also based on nicotine replacement therapy.




E-Cigarette-Forum. The world’s largest e-cigarette industry forum.


23.Cancer Stick


Cancer stick. Vapers is a nickname for cigarettes because it is the root cause of many diseases and cancers.




E-cigarette users re-absorbed cigarettes to find the stench of smell. In this case, Vapers mean cigarette. It is a nickname.




Electronic Nicotine Delivery System: Electronic nicotine delivery system. Generally, it refers to e-cigarette containing nicotine that can replace conventional cigarettes.




Refers to the first generation of conventional simulated smoke.


27.Vape Pen


Pen type electronic cigarette. Such as the ego/evod class.


28.Box Mod


Box-shaped e-cigarette. Most of them belong to APV, it gets its name from the shape of the box.

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29.Mech Mod


Mechanical smoke. Refers to the e-cigarette device without the control chip. Its security depends on the player’s knowledge. Such as the Philippines cherry vape cartridges, Petri, Rogue, VGOD and so on.


30.Pod Mod


Refers to a closed exchangeable e-cigarette. Such as JUUL, BO, Phix, My Von Erl and so on.

Fourth part

Squonk Mod, HnB, E-hookah, EV, TC, Atty, Ohm’s law, Sub Ohm, RBA, RTA, etc.


31.Squonk Mod


Filling or oiling e-cigarettes at the bottom. There is a soot oil squeeze bottle under the RDA atomizer. It is a method of feeding oil at the bottom.




Heat not Burn, heating and not burn smoking. Such as Philip Morris International’s IQOS, British American Tobacco’s Glo, KT & G’s Lil, etc. Strictly speaking, it is not an e-cigarette.




Refers to electronic hookah. Originally, it became popular in the Arab population of the Middle East, representing brands such as BLOW.




Energy Vapor, commonly known as energy bars. It is an electronic atomization device that replaces nicotine with caffeine. Representative brands include Eagle, Nutrovape, etc. Strictly speaking, they are not e-cigarettes.




Temperature Control. Another mode of use that some e-cigarettes can provide in addition to the watt/power mode allows proper temperature control to be compatible with the heating wire so that the user can adjust its atomization temperature.




Abbreviation for Atomizer, which refers to the atomizer.


37.Ohm’s law


Ohm’s law: I=U/R. I represents current, expressed in amperes (Amp), and R represents resistance, expressed in ohms Ω. For security reasons, this is a must-have for advanced e-cigarette players.


38.Sub Ohm


Low ohmic atomization equipment. Usually refers to atomizers below 1 Ω, requiring high-power batteries and basic Ohm’s law knowledge, and some players’ pursuit of low ohms can reach dangerous limits. Beginner needs to be cautious.




Rebuildable Atomizer, which refers to the rebuildable atomizer. Including RTA, RDA, RDTA.




Rebuildable Tank Atomizer, generally refers to a DIY oil storage atomizer with an oil storage bin that rebuilds the atomization core and the atomization bin is wrapped with an oil storage bin. The nebulizer using a non-reconstructable finished atomizing core must be an oil storage atomizer, which is generally referred to as a “finished nebulizer” (thanks to the user of ZhiHu @Fakonov)

The fifth part

RDA, RDTA, 18650, PCB, Steeping, Freebase Nicotine, Nic Salt, TFN, etc.




Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, refers to the drip atomizer, no oil storage bin. Such as Vulcan, veil, Master and 528.




Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer, Drip and oil storage nebulizer. It is an upgrade combination of RTA and RDA. Such as Wiscom’s theorem atomizer.




A model of an external cigarette battery. The name comes from the battery size. 18 represents the diameter, 65 represents the length, and 0 is said to represent that the battery is cylindrical. The same is 18350, 18490, 18500, 20700, 21700, 26650 and so on.




Refers to the e-cigarette program board.




Woke up with oil. Process new or newly purchased smoke oil to achieve a better taste.


46.Freebase Nicotine


Free base. At present, the current form of nicotine in most excigarette oils.


47.Nic Salt


Nicotine salt. Pax Labs was first used to make nicotine more stable by adding some acid. It is considered to be more effective than conventional free alkali smoke in helping smokers quit and replace smoking.




Tobacco Free Nicotine, tobacco-free nicotine. It is a laboratory synthetic nicotine, patented and trademarked by NextGeneration Labs. Not under FDA’s tobacco control.



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