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Personal Vaporizer (PV) – Personal Vaporizer is another term for electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette uses an atomizer to vaporize the liquid needed to create a vapor for inhalation and exhalation.

Propylene Glycol (PG) – Propylene Glycol is used as a base carrier for the nicotine and flavoring. Propylene Glycol has been deemed generally safe to be used in medical products as well as food products for general consumption. Some people have reported having an allergic reaction to PG. These people also find that they have issues with certain brands of toothpaste, lotions, soaps, and medicines containing PG. If you have issues with PG, it is suggested you look into using a product with a Vegetable Glycerin base.

Passthrough (PT) – A PV that plugs directly into a power source (usually a USB port) to provide constant power to the device.

Personal Charging Case (PCC) – The personal charging case keeps your battery charged while away from an outlet. The PCC is typically used for stick style e-cigs.

Pen Style – A particular styles of electronic cigarette, known for its resemblance to a ball point pen.

Primer – Some companies use a VG based primer for preservation and shipping. The primer is used inside the atomizer and the coil. Some would say that the primer doesn’t taste liek VG and to blow the atomizer out before use.

Pull – The draw you take from your electronic cigarette.

Pip Style – The Pip style electronic cigarette is also known as an e-Pipe. The Pipe style or E-Pipe is made to resemble a tobacco pipe.



Rebuildable Atomizer – Rebuildable atomizers vary in design. Some have fabric wicks, while some stay more pure from burning elements and use SS mesh and kanthal. Rebuildable atomizers are meant to save on coast and be readily fix-able. The cons can sometimes be performance, or ease of use. Some rebuildable atomizer designs incorporate a tank for holding e-liquid.

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