Getting into vaping can mean learning a whole other language in terms of the terminology used in vaping. Don’t let this scare you off though as most of it is not all that necessary to know if all you want to do is just vape and stay off the stinkies (tobacco).  If, however, want to get further into it or you’ve been hearing terms from other vapers and are just curious to understand here’s a list of some of our many common terms used.


510: This is another type of connection or threading between a tank or atomiser and a battery.  

Atomizer coil: The atomiser coil is the heart of an e-cigarette. It is a heating element that with help of the battery heats the liquid and creates the vapor.

ADV- All Day Vape. The e liquid that you personally enjoy over any other and can vape on all day long without it getting old.

Analog cigarette
A regular tobacco cigarette.

Abbreviation for atomiser.

Abbreviation of the word battery.

BDC– Bottom dual coil.

Big tobacco companies.

Cig-alike: The entry level e-cigarette that is a look alike with tobacco cigarettes, hence “cig-alike”. While this used to be “entry level”, it is slowly becoming less popular as there are better, more reliable devices for the entry level user.

Clouds– The vapour that is exhaled when vaping is referred to as clouds.

Cut off 
Refers to how long the battery will activate the atomiser before shutting down temporarily as a safety measure to protect the atomiser.

Diacetyl – Diacetyl is a flavouring used in some e-liquid production for it’s buttery flavour. Can cause Bronchiolitis obliterans (otherwise known as Popcorn Lung) if inhaled in large concentrations. Shoozi Juice does NOT contain any Diacetyl.

To take a puff

Dripping: This requires you to use a Dripping Atomiser to drip your juice directly onto the atomiser (coil).  It requires to always drip more e-liquid between 5-10 puffs however is great for people learning to rebuild.

Drip Tips: This is a mouthpiece

Abbreviation for electronic cigarette.

Ejuice- The solution that is vaporised within the atomizer tank. Also referred to as E-liquid, Juice, or Smoke Juice.

eGo style: This is the most commonly used e-cig, they come in different sizes and colours and usually are manually operated devices via a small button located at the top of the device, or even better, a touch sensor at the bottom of the battery. Ego style can also be referred to the threading of a tank and battery. Our beginners pack is an “ego" style. So if you say “that’s an ego style tank” you’re basically saying that the tank fits onto an ego style battery, and vice versa.

Flooding – This occurs when too much e liquid is put into the atomiser. The indicator of flooding is a gurgling sound and the performance of the atomiser is sometimes negatively affected. To fix this, remove your atomiser shake it into a sink for a few seconds. This should remove the excess liquid.

The act of breathing the vapour into your lungs.

See e-liquid.

Abbreviation for Milliampere-hour, which is used to describe the capacity or energy charge that a battery will hold before it needs recharging.  The higher this number the less often you need to recharge.

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

Direct To Lung (DTL) hit Alternative to mouth to lung hits, lung hits are inhales of vapor straight to the lungs. Usually requires massive airflow. Kind of like the way you would inhale off of a shisha/hookah

Mg strength
Milligram strength per millilitre (ml) - relates to the percentage of nicotine contained within the e-liquid. For example, 18mg is 18mg of nicotine per ml which is approximately 1.8% nicotine.

MOD This is a term used to describe the big battery “e-cigs”, the ones that usually look sort of like flashlights. The name mod comes from the fact that they were originally a “modified electronic cig” Modified for usage with bigger batteries. There are several different shapes and sizes of “mods” from boxes, to big tubes so basically anything that is not an eGo style or a cig alike is considered a mod, or more accurately an APV.

Mouth To Lung (MTL) hit – Vapour is pulled into the mouth first and then inhaled into the lungs. Can provide more flavour in the mouth.

(Nic)– Nicotine, the substance found within traditional and electronic cigarettes that creates a pleasant sensation. An alkaloid found in tobacco and other plans of the nightshade family. All our liquids are ZERO nicotine in accordance with Australian Law.

Ohm (Ω)
The standard unit of electrical resistance.

Pass-through: An e-cig that can be vaped while it is charging. This one requires the pass through charging cord.

Propylene Glycol (PG) is a colourless, nearly odourless FDA approved ingredient found in e-liquids. PG is a flavour carrier and a thinner liquid than VG so makes the E-Liquid wick better.  Higher PG means stronger flavour in an e-liquid.

Protected (batteries)
A battery which has a computer chip at the base, which protects the battery and breaks the circuit in the battery from completing if the voltage goes too high or too low, the current goes too high or the cell temperature rises too high.

The act of sucking on the mouthpiece to pull the vapor into your mouth.

PV and APV: Stands for “Personal vaporiser”, another word for electronic cigarette.  APV stands for “advanced personal vaporizer”, for the advanced vaper.

Rebuildable atomiser
A form of advanced atomiser featuring a user-replaceable coil which can be rebuilt many times 

RBA – Rebuildable atomiser, these are your more advanced systems that are intended not for the novice vaper. The atomiser section is rebuilt by you taking the raw materials making your own wicks and coils.

RDA – Rebuildable Dripping Atomiser

RDTA – Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomiser

Resistance In so many other words, the lower the resistance of your atomiser/coil the higher the wattage can be for less volts meaning more vapour. The higher the resistance lower you run the wattage. 

RTA – Rebuildable tank atomiser

Steeping– Allowing your e liquid to sit for a while (typically a couple weeks) and to allow the flavours inside to fully develop to their full affect.

Stinkies- Another slang word used for tobacco cigarettes

Sub-Ohming- The practice by experienced vapers to increasing the current from your specific battery and by (using the principles of Ohms Law), reduce the ohms of the coils below one to achieve massive vaping clouds.

Tank: The part of the e-cig that holds/stores the e-liquid until it is vaped. 

TH / Throat Hit 
The tingling sensation felt in the back of the throat when inhaling.

Topping off
Refilling your e-cigarette tank

Vaping: A person using a personal vaporiser AKA E cig.

Vape, vaping
The use of an electronic cigarette - similar to the term "smoking" when referring to an analogue cigarette.

The name given to the user of the electronic cigarette - similar to the term "smoker" when referring to an analogue cigarette user

Vaper’s Tongue  This is a common problem among many vapers when you vape too much of one flavour, and your taste buds become desensitized to the flavour. Kinda like when you’re chewing food on one side of your mouth and need to move it around in your mouth in order to continue to taste the flavours. To avoid or fix this problem, drink a lot of water, or switch to another flavour for a day or two, then you could go back and enjoy your original e-liquid flavour.

Vape mail- A term used for anything to do with vape stuff arriving in the mail. Probably one of the most exciting things for a vaper!

The mist/cloud that is emitted from an electronic cigarette.

Vent holes
Special holes made in the casing of high-end PVs or mods, to vent battery gases away from the face in case of battery explosion

Vegetable Glycerine – an FDA approved and common ingredient found in e-liquid. Sweet tasting and of low allergen, it is thicker than Propylene Glycol and is what produces the vapour. The higher the VG percentage, the thicker the vapour (but not necessarily MORE vapour).

Abbreviation for Variable Voltage. Describes a mod or APV which features the ability for the user to alter the voltage produced by the device in order to change the vaping experience.

Used to measure/describe the power output or heat produced.

An atomiser's heating element is wrapped around a wick which will continually supply e-liquid to the coil.