Enhance Your Vaping Vocabulary with this Ultimate E-Cigarette Glossary

Over the last decade, the vaping community has coined several terms to define accessories, parts and experiences related to Vaping and E-cigarette in Australia and across the world. If you are a new user of electronic cigarette online or want to grasp the jargons used on the scene, you can rely on this guide to learn everything you need to know.


The idea is to make you familiar with the e-cig world and help you explore it even more. For that, we have tried to cover most of the common terms which are used in vaping circles.


5(or 3) click on/off: An act of turning on or off electronic cigarettes by pressing the power button either five or three times in rapid succession.

Analog: A regular traditional tobacco cigarette. Where e-cigs are regarded as the digital version, old-fashioned cigs that burn tobacco are considered analogs.

Adjustable airflow: A vape tank feature which lets the user open and shut the airflow based on his or her preference. Shutting the airflow delivers hotter vapours, pungent flavours and less voluminous clouds. Opening the airflow creates just the opposite effect.

ANTZ: Stands for Anti Nicotine and Tobacco Zealots. This is a term used to define people who don’t like vaping. Ask any user of e-cigarette in Australia, and they will tell you more about it.

APV: Stands for Advanced Personal Vaporizer. This device is an advanced version (hence the name) of e-cigarettes. It is typically powered by rechargeable and removable batteries. Its features are better than those of ordinary e-cigs in terms of variable voltage and PC compatibility among others.

Atomizer: The coil responsible for heating up and converting e-liquid into vapours. It is one of the components of the e-cigarette.

Cartomizer: Also known as carto, it has derived its name from cartridge and atomizer. It not only holds the e-liquid, but also houses the heating coil. Most e-cigarettes in Australia and around the world come embedded with this component.

Clearomizer: also known as clear cartomizer, generally offered with a tube, a coil and a mouthpiece.

Cloud Chaser: A vaper who prefers big voluminous clouds over flavours. To achieve this, he or she uses more of VG-based e-liquid and powerful box mods.

Direct to Lung: a vaping technique to inhale vapours directly from e-cigarette into the lungs without letting them sit in the mouth.

Flavour Chaser: A vaper who prefers flavours to vape clouds. He or she uses e-liquids higher in PG for desired effect.

Juice: Another term for e-liquid or e-juice. It is a liquid comprising four ingredients – PG, VG, Nicotine and flavours.

mAh: Milliamp Hour. It is a rating of the battery’s capacity. Larger mAh rating implies that the battery will last longer.


Mod: Another term technically implying an e-cigarette in Australia and worldwide that features removable batteries. This term is increasingly taken over by a more acceptable term, i.e., APV.

Mouth to Lung: A popular vaping technique, akin to cigarettes’, where vaper keeps the draw in his or her mouth before inhaling into the lungs.

Nicotine: The addictive substance forming a part of the content of e-liquid in vaping.

Vaping: The act of inhaling and exhaling vapours using e-cigarettes.


Now that you have come to the end of this glossary, we hope you had a great time learning about these vaping terms

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