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Vaping Vocabulary

Analog
A traditional tobacco cigarette.

Battery
The battery is a long skinny tube shaped like a traditional cigarette. Vapor4Life batteries often have an LED tip on the end, lighting up when in use. The battery screws into a cartomizer. Vapor4Life batteries come in regular, XL, and short sizes in automatic and manual styles.

Blank Cartomizer
Also known as a blank, blank cartomizers do not come pre-filled and may be fllled with e-liquid.

Cartomizer
Also known as a cart, carto, cartridge, or filter, a cartomizer is similar to a cigarette filter in appearance, holding e-liquid flavoring and liquid nicotine (if applicable). Cartomizers come pre-filled or blank. Learn how to refill a cartomizer.

Cell
A battery cell, the main component of an e-cigarette.

Coil
Heating element used to heat e-liquid.

Drip Tip
Accessory replacing the round white disk on a cartomizer, acting as a barrier to keep lips cool while using a warm cartomizer.

E-Liquid 
Also known as "juice," e-liquid is a solution producing flavor and possibly containing nicotine for an e-cigarette. E-liquid contains food-grade flavoring, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine of varying strengths, if applicable. Read about choosing nicotine strength.

Passthrough
Device with standard battery tube attached to a USB port, allowing vaper to vape at a computer without recharging.

Post
End of battery screwing into cartomizer.

Propylene Glycol (PG)
One of the agents used in e-liquid to create vapor, propylene glycol is found in many food products and pharmaceuticals.

Tank
Piece of hardware replacing a cartomizer filled with e-liquid. Tanks are acrylic, sealed with rubber gasket end caps to ensure tank is leak-free.

Vaper
A person who uses an e-cigarette. Smokers smoke cigarettes, vapers vape e-cigarettes.

Vaping
As e-cigarettes produce vapor, the act of using an e-cigarette is vaping. Vaping is specific to e-cigarette usage as e-cigarettes do not burn or produce smoke.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Hypoallergenic vegetable glycerin is used to create vapor in e-liquids. It’s recommended for the small minority of people who are sensitive to PG.