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306 – A style of e-cigarette based upon the 306 atomiser it uses. Many users of 510 Electronic Cigarettes use 306 atomizers on their batteries, as they feel it gives a better experience.

401, 402, and 403 – Also referred to as m401, m402, and m403. One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The 401 model is the longest in physical length and battery life of the three while the 403 is the shortest in length and battery life.

510 – The most common threaded connection for an Electronic Cigarette Battery

808 or KR808 - A threaded connection for an Electronic Cigarette Battery

901 – threaded connection for an Electronic Cigarette Battery

18350 - A 3.7V battery used in larger battery mods

18490 18500 - A 3.7V battery used in larger battery mods

18650 - A 3.7V battery battery used in larger battery mods

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Accelerated Steep - An accelerated steep is the process by which a vaper attempts (approximately 50% of the time) to speed up either fully or partially the steeping process. The most common method of accelerated steeping is to place e-liquids in a lidded bottle with plenty of air space and to stand the bottle in a vessel (bowl, cup, mug) of warm but not hot water for approximately 15/30mins. The level of water only needs to be deep enough to prevent the bottle falling over. Other methods of accelerated steeping include very short exposure in a microwave oven (typically less than 5 seconds for a 10 ml bottle). This is NOT recommended. The boiling points of Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin are higher than water so it would be very easy for vapers using this method to seriously scald themselves.[1]

Adapter – Used to allow a specific style of atomizer or cartomizer to fit onto a different styles of batteries.

Analog or Analogue – Slang term for a traditional cigarette.

APV - Advanced Personal Vaporiser, referencing a VV, VW, or Hybrid Device. This term is not commonly used.

Atomiser/Atomizer (Abbreviated as Atty or Attie) - The part of an Electronic Cigarette that actually heats the E-Liquid to the point of vaporisation.

Atty – Abbreviation for Atomiser/Atomizer.

Automatic – A style of Electronic Cigarette battery that does not have a button to activate the heating element. The Battery is activated by inhaling on the unit.

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Batt – Abbreviation for Battery.

Battery (Abbreviated as Batt) – The battery piece of an Electronic Cigarette is the part that provides power to the heating element. This allows the heating element to heat the E-Liquid and produce vapor.

Boge - A Chinese based manufacturer known for making cartomisers.

Bottom Feeder - A device which holds an upright bottle containing an E-Liquid and a battery. Gently squeezing the bottle pushes liquid up into the atomiser which can then be activated and vaped.

Box Mod - Electronic Cigarette Mod which is in in the shape of a box or similar to a box.

BridgeMesh U shaped wick inside of an atomiser. Bridges on some self contained Atomisers can be removed, such as the 306

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Cartridge (Abbreviated as Cart) – A plastic tube-like piece that is usually stuffed with some sort of absorbent filler material that holds the juice.

Cart – Abbreviation for Cartridge.

Carto – Abbreviation for Cartomizer.

Cartomizer/Cartomiser (Abbreviated as Carto) – A Cartridge and atomizer in a single unit. These generally are disposable, inexpensive and hold more juice than a regular cartridge/atomizer combination.

Cartomizer/Cartomiser Tank - A small tank usually able to contain 1.5-6ml of E-Liquid, these are used mainly in conjunction with a Cartomiser.

Charger – A battery charger. This is used to recharge your e-cig battery once it has been depleted.

Cig-a-likes – The 1st generation e-cigarette that looks most like an analogue.

Clearomiser/Clearomizer - A clearomiser is a type of cartomiser that features clear casings which allow users to easily check and refill their remaining e-liquid.

Clone – A copy of an original device, usually of inferior quality and therefore much cheaper.

Coil - A coil is a peice of wire (usually Kanthal or Nichrome but there are other types) that is heated up for vaporising the E-Liquid and is used in conjunction with a wick (see wick). The coil is wound around the wick and an electrical current is applied when the ends of the wires are connected to the positive and negative terminals of an Atomiser, Cartomiser, Genesis-type, ect.

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DCA - DCA stands for drip cup adapter. Used for direct dripping, the atomiser sits inside of it. DCA also stands for Dual Coil Atomiser which means the use of two coils in horizontal coiled atomisers such as the iGo range and also the iClear 30.

DCC - Dual Coil Cartomiser contains 2 coils instead of 1.

DCT - Dual Coil Cartomiser Tank, these tanks are longer to accommodate a DCC

Debridged Atomiser - This is a 306/510 type atomiser which has had the wicking mesh removed.

Direct Dripping or Dripping - Dripping E-Liquid directly onto an atomiser.

Drip Tip – A mouthpiece accessory that can be used in conjunction with an atomiser or cartomiser. These have a larger hole that allows a user to drip E-Liquid directly onto the atomiser.

Dry Burn - a method of removing gunk from the coil, done with out E-Liquid on the wick/coil

Dripping – A method of adding E-Liquid to the atomiser.

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ECCA – Abbreviation for E-Cigarette Consumer Association. Website

ECITA - E-Cigarette Industry Trade Association. Website

E-Cig – Abbreviation for electronic cigarette. An electronic cigarette is composed of a few different parts, namely the battery, the atomizer which screws into the battery and some kind of means to administer e-liquid to the part inside the atomizer which atomizes the e-liquid (usually a heating coil) so that vapour is produced. There are many varieties of these three e-cig components and new products are becoming available all the time.

E-Juice – Also referred to as E-Liquid, Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporised when using an Electronic Cigarette.

E-Liquid – See E-Juice above.

Ego - A style of electronic cigarette that utilises the 510 and Ego threads to allow for use of several different accessories.

Electronic Cigarette (Abbreviated as E-Cig) – A device that heats up E-Liquid consisting of nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycol, and flavourings to a point where it turns into a vapor which can be inhaled. For more detailed information, click here:Electronic Cigarette

Ethyl Maltol or EM - An additive used to sweeten E-Liquid

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Filler Material (Abbreviated as Filler) - A polyester type material placed inside of a Cartridge that is absorbent.

Flash E-Liquid – An additive to give TH for no nic users or as an aid to reduce nic intake.

Flooding – Another variable vaping subject but generally occurs when too much e-liquid is applied to the atomizer.

Food and Drug Administration (Abbreviated as FDA) – An administrative branch of the United States government that oversees rules and regulations pertaining to the safety of food and drug products sold in the USA. There is currently a very controversial lawsuit involving the FDA and the importation and distribution of electronic cigarettes.

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Genesis type or Genny - A type of user rebuildable atomiser or atomiser/tank combination based on the original Genesis atomiser. There are many variations of this device available on the market.

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High Resistance or Standard Resistance - An atomiser with a high resistance coil used with high voltage devices

Hot Cigarette – A vaping term for a traditional cigarette.

Hot Spot - A part of the coil that starts to glow red, often causing a burnt taste. It is caused either by a short circuit from the coil to the wick or by the coil not being in contact with the wick and therefore overheating

Hybrid - A hybrid is a battery PV with an incorporated tank, usually a Genesis-type Rebuildable Atomiser

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ICR Battery A lithium cobalt rechargeable battery. One of the 4 main Li-ion types.

IMR Battery - A lithium manganese rechargeable battery. Often called "high drain batteries".

Isopropyl alcohol - Isopropyl alcohol is a liquid solution used for cleaning some parts of Electronic Cigarette Accessories, for instance Atomisers, Battery connections, or for what is termed a Provari bath.

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Juice – Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, or Smoke Juice. This is the liquid that is vapourized when using an Electronic Cigarette.

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Kanthal - A type of wire used to make heating coils in Electronic Cigarettes. An alloy of iron, chromium and aluminium.

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Leaking – This can happen when too much e-liquid is added to an atomiser or cartomiser or possibly condensation in the chamber/drip tip.

LED - Abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode.

LiFePO4 battery - A lithium iron phosphate rechargeable battery.

Light Emitting Diode (Abbreviated as LED) – A diode that converts applied voltage to light. These are commonly used in electronic cigarette devices to indicate that the device is actively being used.

Liquid – Also referred to as E-Liquid, E-Juice, Smoke Juice, or Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.

Low Resistance (Abbreviated as LR) – An atomiser or cartomiser with a lower OHM rating than the standard equipment. This generally causes the heating element to get hotter faster and produces vapour more quickly.

LR - Abbreviation for Low Resistance.

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M401 – Also referred to as 401, 402, and 403. One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The 401 model is the longest in physical length and battery life of the three while the 403 is the shortest in length and battery life.

mAh - Represents milliampere-hour. Generally speaking, mAh indicates how long a battery will last. Comparisons between batteries of different types can be unreliable

m401, m402, and m403 – Also referred to as 401, 402, and 403. One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. These are all essentially the same unit (same threading on batteries and atomizers) but with different length batteries. The m401 model is the longest in physical length and battery life of the three while the m403 is the shortest in length and battery life.

Malic Acid – A sour flavour enhancer that can be used for a sweet and sour effect e-liquid.

Manual – A style of Electronic Cigarette battery that has a button (usually on the top or side of the battery) that activates the heating element.

Mesh - A thin tightly woven piece of stainless steel sheet used in the making of wicks. Common sizes used are 325, 400, and 500 gauge.

mg – Abbreviation for Milligrams.

MHRA- Governmental agency with responsibility for standards of safety, quality and performance. They also wish to see electronic cigarettes and e-liquid medincinalised by 2016, therefore creating a defacto ban and removing all current products from the consumer market. Website

Milligrams (Abbreviated as mg) – The amount of nicotine found in a Juice. Typical levels include 0mg, 6mg, 8mg, 12mg, 16mg, 18mg, 24mg, 30mg, 36mg and 48mg. Generally speaking, a medium level of nicotine is around 18mg. Those who use Juice with a higher nicotine content than that are generally people who were heavy smokers or have been vaping for quite some time.

Millilitres (Abbreviated as ml) – The amount of liquid in a given container.

Mini – These generally are about the same size as a traditional cigarette and have the shortest battery life of any style.

ml - Abbreviation for Millilitres.

Mod – Modified device, actually a bit of a misnomer as it is usually used to refer to a personal vaporiser device sold to use user replaceable batteries as opposed to ones sold with built in batteries, is also used to refer to custom made devices.Comes in three basic categories, Mechanical – no electronics, VV/VW – Use inbuilt electronics to control Voltage and Power to the heating coil, and Box – A Personal vaporiser built into a box (often a tobacco tin.Both mechanical and VV mods can come in simple tube form, or be telescopic allowing the use of different sizes of battery. Also an alternative name for a PV

Mod Fuse– A ‘Kick’ style unit that fits into a Mod’s battery compartment usually between the endcap and negative battery terminal. A fail-safe device designed to cut out in nanoseconds when detecting an abnormal rise in battery temperature or a short circuit. Maybe either single event or a re-settable type.

Multimeter -A multimeter or a multitester, also known as a VOM (Volt-Ohm meter), is an electronic measuring instrument that combines several measurement functions in one unit. A typical multimeter would include basic features such as the ability to measure voltage, current, and resistance.

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Needle tipped bottles - Finely tipped metal/ plastic on soft bodied or squeeze bottle and used to access small fill ports on tanks and atomisers.

Nichrome- A type of wire used to make heating coils in Electronic Cigarettes. An alloy of mostly nickel and chromium.

Nicotine - A colorless, poisonous compound occurring naturally in the tobacco plant. Nicotine is an alkaloid. Chemical formula: C10H14N2. Nicotine Safety Warning

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Ohm - A measure of electrical resistance. A lower number indicates lower resistance.

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Passthrough – A charging device that plugs directly into the USB port of a computer or laptop and allows the user to vape without having to worry about battery life. The thing to be wary of is if there are issues with an inferior charger it could possibly affect whatever it is plugged into. A mains adapter is recommended.

PCC - Abbreviation for Personal Charging Case.

Pen Style – One of many styles of electronic cigarettes available. Slightly resembles a ball point pen in appearance.

Personal Charging Case – See PCC - A portable charger that can be taken with a user on the go to charge electronic cigarette batteries when away from a power outlet.

Personal Vaporizor (Abbreviated as PV) – Another name for an Electronic Cigarette. Usually used in reference to the 3rd generation of Electronic Cigarettes(also known as Mods).

PG – Abbreviation for Propylene Glycol.

PGA – Abbreviation for Pure Grain Alcohol. It helps with dilution and improving the TH of the more VG orientated mixes

Pipette - A narrow, usually calibrated tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.

PoTV - Abbreviation for Planet Of The Vapes UK Vaping and Electronic Cigarette forum, which was stablished in July 2012

Propylene Glycol (Abbreviated as PG) – An ingredient found in many brands of E-Liquid. Most vapeable food flavourings are carried in PG, which is water soluble. PG also produces throat hit and less vapour than Vegetable Glycerin

Protected Batteries - protected batteries have a small circuit board, typically on the bottom of the battery, that stops the charging or discharge of the battery in certain circumstances. Some of the circumstances in which the circuit include: Over-Charge, Over-Discharge, Short-Circuit, and in some cases, overheating. Over-charge protection cuts off the charging process at 4.2V, while over-discharge protection cuts off the battery at 2.8V.

Provari or ISO Bath – After long term use, juice invariably runs down and clogs up the electronics in a Mod, causing it to either cease working or emit random codes. The unit is immersed in Isopropyl Alcohol for a period and then left to dry out eau natural. This Wiki does not advise it but notes that many vapers claim success in extreme or nothing to lose circumstances.

PV - Abbreviation for Personal Vaporizor.

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Safer Chemistry Batteries - contain a different chemical composition to standard Li-Ion batteries, with lower internal resistance, and should be able to deliver a higher current while maintaining their capacity and avoiding thermal build up.

Safety - Nicotine is a poison and must be treated as such. Avoid buying e-juices that are not in child-resistant bottles or not properly labelled. The nicotine content in a single tobacco cigarette can kill a small child or pet, as can one millimetre of e-juice liquid. MAKE CERTAIN you properly store ALL of your equipment, cartridges, e-juices, etc.

Safety Shut-Off - Safety feature built into some devices. A complete stop of all heating functions will happen in the event the fire button is held down for too long, in most cases, 10 seconds.

Shelf Life & Storage - Store e-liquids in a cool but not cold, dark environment. Avoid storing in the refrigerator, as cold temperatures tend to breakdown chemicals and cause them to separate. Likewise, avoid heat and direct sunlight, as these tend to breakdown flavour molecules and e-juices will begin to taste bland. Shelf life is considered to be two-years. If you buy e-juices that do not have an expiration date, you should make note of the date of purchase so you have a general idea what you're dealing with (since you don't really know when it was made).

Smoke Juice – Also referred to as E-Liquid, Liquid, Juice, or E-Juice. This is the liquid that is vaporized when using an electronic cigarette.

Starter Kit – Starter Kit - A kit that includes basic e-cigarette equipment designed for newcomers to vaping. Most starter kits come with 1 or more atomizers, 1 or more batteries, a charger and 5 cartridges sometimes being pre-filled with juice.

Steeping – Steeping methods vary and although unproven scientifically, many have been tried and tested and proven to work. This article takes a middle of the road perspective and minor variations maybe taken by the individual in order to fine tune their personal take on the process. Whichever method you endorse, steeping will only improve an e-liquid. There are a number of processes used to blend, age and mature an e-liquid, whereby the best flavour can be obtained when vaping it. Steeping rounds out any harsh flavours by blending multiple flavours with the other e-juice constituents. I.e. Nicotine base, PG and VG, PGA, water etc.

The principal processes involved in steeping are time, aeration/oxidation, agitation and storage temperatures. Time, in being the main factor, may take anything between 2 and 10 days. Though whether you can refrain from using it for that length of time, maybe another matter entirely. As a juice steeps it will normally darken, which is associated with the molecular interaction with nicotine. Generally, the higher the nicotine content, the darker the e-liquid will become.

There is a slight differing of opinion whether to leave the child-proof lid off the bottle or not in order to aerate/oxidise the juice. We would advocate leaving the child-proof lid on, removing it just in order to perform the required air changes as part of the oxidation process. The reasons for this being purely one of safety coupled with the possibility of cross-contamination with unsuitable air particulates. With this in mind oxidation and agitation can be combined in the one operation simply by giving the bottle a vigorous shake and then leaving the child-proof lid off for a minute or two to allow aeration to take place. You may or may not wish to give the bottle a gentle squeeze so as to confirm the expulsion of air.

Storage should be secure and out of the reach of small inquisitive fingers. We would recommend a darkened cupboard, preferably away from a heat source and as emphasised above, MUST have a child-proof lid.

Stevia – a non-sugar containing sweetening additive. Stinky or stinkiesAnalogue cigarettes.

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TH - Abbreviation for Throat Hit.

Throat Hit (Abbreviated as TH) - The tingling feeling one feels in the back of the throat when vaporizing E-Liquid that contains nicotine.

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Unprotected Battery - USB Mains Adapter – A three-pin mains plug containing an in-built USB socket used to power or charge USB devices.

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Vape – The action of using an Electronic Cigarette. Since Electronic Cigarettes actually produce vapor (rather than smoke) people refer to this as “Vaping”.

Vapour Cigarette – A term used to refer to an electronic cigarette.

Vapour Production – Typically associated with E-Liquid and the amount of vapour one can produce. This is entirely dependent on the E-Liquid, your set up, and how you vape.

Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin (Abbreviated as VG) – An ingredient found in many brands of E-Liquid. Typically, VG produces more vapour than it’s PG counterpart.

VG - Abbreviation for Vegetable Glycerol or Vegetable Glycerin.

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Wick – A method of conveying e-liquid through heated coils in order to create vapour. The two main methods of conveyance are absorption and capillary. Absorption materials are either corded silica or cotton wool whilst the capillary materials are both made from food grade stainless steel 2/3mm rope or either a very fine graded stainless steel mesh rolled into a tubular shape.

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