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Leaking – Leaking occurs usually through the very bottom of your atomizer and through the vent holes of the atomizer. Cartomizers also leak sometimes, though it isn’t as common.

Light Emitted Diode (LED) – The LED is typically used to simulate the cherry on the end of a cigarette. LED’s are also used on mod’s to let the user know when the PV is activated.

Liquid – Also known as e-liquid.

Low Resistance (LR) – An atomizer or cartomizer with a lower Ohm rating than the standard equipment. This generally causes the heating elements to get hotter faster and produces vapor more quickly. In many cases it produces more vapor than an atty or carto that has a standard resistance rating.



Mod – A custom-built PV device

Mouthpiece – The mouthpiece sits on and is inserted into the atomizer or cartomizer. Some mouth pieces are items such as  a drip tip or cartridge.

Manual – A style of electronic cigarette battery that has a button (usually on teh top or side of the battery) that activates the heating element. When the user wishes to use the device, the button must first be depressed in order to produce vapor from the atomizer. This style of e-cig is less like a traditional cigarette than the Automatic, but is preferred by many due to the face that it is sealed and can not be adversely affected by Leaking.

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

Milliliters (ML) – The amount of Juice in a given container.

Mini – Smaller than the average e-cigarette, the mini-cigarette is actually the same size as the average e-cigarette.

Modder – A modder is a person that modifies electronic cigarette devices to their preference. Most modders usually mod devices to be more powerful than your typical e-cig.

mAh – The term “mAh” references to Milliamp Hour.

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