Posted on August 11, 2015 by Paul McNamara

Did you know that the word ‘vape’ has been hailed as one of 2015’s top new words? As a noun, vape is an alternative name of an e cigarette device. As a verb, ‘to vape’ refers to the use of electronic cigarettes. With the use of e cigarettes more than doubling last year , vaping is becoming much more common and as a result it is now one of the hottest new words.

If you have only recently switched to e cigarettes you may have discovered that there are new terms emerging every day and it can be hard to stay up to date with the latest jargon. We have a handy list of some of the most common vaping terms in our E Cigarette Beginner’s Glossary . But here are a few more fun and interesting terms that you might like to be aware of if you want to feel at home in the vaping community.


There are lots of different kinds of batteries available now but the two most popular configurations are the 510 and eGo. These two terms refer to battery connection or style of threading on a battery. 510 threads are on the inside of the connector, while eGo threads are on the outside of the connector. In general, third generation ecigarettes can fit both types of batteries.


This is a slang term used by vapers to describe traditional tobacco cigarettes.


ADV stands for All Day Vape. It refers to that ultimate e-liquid that is so good you wish you could vape it forever.


Vapers who enjoy creating large clouds of vapour and seek out electronic cigarette devices that produce as much vapour as possible.

10 vaping terms


A puff inhaled from an electronic cigarette device when there is minimal or no juice being heated into vapour. This results in an unpleasant burnt taste and harsh throat hit.


When there is too much e-liquid put into the atomizer and the vapour production decreases causing a gurgling sound. The performance of the atomizer can be negatively affected and juice can leak into the drip tip.


The unit of measurement used to describe resistance. Different coils or atomisers have different levels of resistance. This can have a big impact on the amount of vapour produced by your e cigarette. The lower the ohm, the higher the resistance. Higher resistance results in the power is not being passed across the coil as easily and more heat and vapour being generated. Resistance is not the only factor affecting your vaping performance but it is useful to understand this element when seeking to improve your vaping experience.


A passthrough device is one that lets you plug your vaporiser into a USB port via a computer or a wall adapter with the USB cable and allows you to simultaneously vape while it’s charging. That way the e cigarette device is always fully charged when vaping.


This term refers to the act of reducing or cutting out completely, the vapour exhaled after taking a draw from your e-cig. This can be done in a number of ways and the device and e-liquid used can greatly impact upon your ability to do so. If you want to vape without being seen you might attempt to stealth vape. Just because you are able to do it, however, doesn’t mean you should do it all the time.


Sub-ohming or sub-ohm vaping is the practice of vaping on a device with atomizer coils that have a resistance of less than one ohm. Some experienced vapers sub-ohm in order to increase the output of fixed voltage devices like mechanical mods and non-variable regulated devices to create more vapour or flavour. Less resistance means more amps and as your battery works harder more heat is produced and the battery could overheat so sub-ohming can be quite dangerous. If you do want to sub-ohm you should do your research into the safe way to do so and take all necessary safety precautions. If in doubt we are happy to answer any questions you might have about this vaping art. Don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any of your vaping queries.

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