Cacuq vaping forum: Interesting Letters from A-Z about Ecigs

Today, a selection of interesting ecigs items are collected. Let’s have a look at these special words.


ADV/All Day Vape: An e-liquid which is ideal for vaping all day.

APV (Advanced Personal Vaporiser): A number of people in the vaping community feel the word “electronic cigarette”, and its connotations with smoking, is unfortunate. Advanced Personal Vaporiser is one of a number of terms used as an alternative for

more modern electronic cigarettes.

Amps: Short for ampere, a measure of electrical current. E-Cig batteries are measured in milli amh hours (1/1000 of an ampere).

Analog Cigarette: Used to refer to traditional combustible cigarettes.

ASH: Action on Smoking and Health. Along with their allies, the organisation opposes the electronic cigarette.

Atomised Nicotine Utilizing Smoker (ANUS): Humorous, infrequently used term to describe a new vaper.

Atomiser (US: Atomizer): Electronic component that turns the nicotine solution contained within the e-cigarette into vapour. The word is starting to fall into disuse, with more people using the word coil.

Atty: Abbreviation for atomiser.


Bottom Coil Clearomiser (BCC): A clearomiser where the atomiser and heating coil is located at the bottom of the clearomiser. Usually also filled from the bottom end of the clearomiser rather than from the top.

Bottom Dual Coil Clearomiser (BDC): A bottom coil clearomiser with two coils. Provides more vapour and a stronger throat hit, but uses up batteries quicker than a single coil clearomiser. Increasingly being replaced by vertical coil cleaomisers.

Bottom Vertical Coil Clearomiser (BVC): A bottom coil clearomiser with a single coil in vertical configuration, allowing improved airflow. Available in clearomisers such as the Aspire Atlantis and Aspire Nautilus Mini.

Bridge: A covering over the atomiser in some coils.

Boxies: Vapers who prefer box mods.

Buck: A DC-DC power converter which steps down voltage while stepping up current.


Cartomiser (US: Cartomizer): The first e-cig devices were made up of a battery with a separate cartridge and atomiser. These evolved into cartomisers, which combined the seperate cartridge and atomiser into a single package. Do you want to know
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Carts: Abbreviation of cartridges.

CASAA: Consumer Advocacy for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association ( Non-profit organisation campaigning on the behalf of electronic cigarette users.

Ceramic coils: A type of coil advertised as having a longer life span and creating more flavour and vaper. Following testing, safety concerns about ceramic coils in cartomisers have been voiced by Dr Farsalinos, who believes that small specks of ceramic
could come loose from the coils. While ceramic coils can vary a lot (i.e. because there are safety concerns about some ceramic coils, these may be specific to the coil tested), the jury is still out on these.

Clearomiser (US: Clearomizer): A combined cartridge and atomiser with clear walls, which allow the user to see how much eliquid remains in the cartridge.

Cigalike: An electronic cigarette that closely resembles a tobacco cigarette.

Coil: A coil is the part of the e-cig that heats e-liquid and turns it into vapour.

Clapton: A type of coil configuration. A clapton coil has a thin wire wrapped around a thicker wire that forms the main coil to offer more surface area to the wick.

Clone: A copy of a branded e-cigarette. Many of the top brands now feature authenticity stickers.

Cloud Chasing: The pursuit of blowing massive clouds. (Person: Cloud Chaser).

Custom Mod: A mod that has been customised by the user. Not available to purchase off the shelf, for example steam punk mods.


Diacetyl: A harmful compound which has been found in some e-juices, athough generally far below levels found in cigarette smoke. If you are worried, ensure you only buy e-liquid from companies which test their e-liquid. See Diacetyl in E-Cigarettes: What they never told you. Cacuq vaping forum tells you interesting stories.

Disposable E-Cigarette: Designed to be used once and then disposed of after e-liquid has run out.

DNA Chipset: A brand of chipset that provides control and delivery of power to e-cigarettes. See DNA mods on the Vaporise Reviews site for more info.

DNA Mod: A mod that uses the DNA chipset .

Dipping: Refers to dipping an atomiser into e-juice prior to vaping.

Direct to lung: In contrast to Mouth to Lung vaping, in Direct to Lung vaping the vapour is inhaled to the lung without being held in the mouth first.

Dripping: Where e-liquid is dripped directly onto the coil, usually using a custom built mod. See Dripping for more info.

Drip Shield: Prevents e-juice leaking when using drip tips. See Vape Rank’s What is a drip shield? for more info.

Dry Burn: The effect you get when you heat your coil with no or insufficient e-liquid. Usually done by accident, some vapers do this on purpose in order to remove residue. Can lead to the cotton catching fire. Scientists have advised against this.

Dry Hit: The feeling you get when you vape as or after the coil burns out. Here’s how to avoid it!

Dry Smoking: Done when atomiser is flooded with solution. Remove mouth piece, take out cartridge, replace mouth piece and inhale. Be very careful to avoid damaging the atomiser by over heating it.

Drip tips: Were originally used to refer to a device used to drip several drops of eliquid directly onto an atomiser. Now sometimes used to refer to the mouthpiece of an electronic cigarette.


ECA/ECASSOC: The Electronic Cigarette Association. An American industry association set up both represent the interests of and enforce certain standards on members. Now defunct.

ECCA: E-Cigarette Consumer Association of the UK. Grassroots organisation which represents UK consumers and also organised National Vaping Day in 2012. No longer active.

ECF: Abbreviation for E-Cigarette Forum.

ECR: Abbreviation for E-Cigarette Reddit.

ECITA: Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association: Represent the UK electronic cigarette industry. Members have to pay a monthly fee, adhere to strict standards and undergo strict twice yearly audits. Also campaigns for fair regulations on behalf of its member.

eGo (also written as ego or EGO): Originally an electronic cigarette model produced by JoyTech. Ego is now used to refer to the type of fitting of a clearomiser or cartomiser. Ego or 510 connection. See The Types of eGo E-Cigarettes on ECig One for details

Electronic Cigar: similar to the electronic cigarette (see below) but with a cigar style and flavour.

Electronic Cigarette: A cigarette where an atomizer vaporises the nicotine which is then inhaled as vapour as compared to the smoke normally inhaled. Also known as the E-Cigarette, the E-Cig, Electro-fag and even the E-Ciggy.

E-liquid: A liquid solution. Usually contains nicotine, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine, although some e-liquids contain zero nicotine. Alternatives to

ENDs: Electronic Nicotine Devices, another term for electronic cigarettes. Frequently used in scientific papers on e-cigarettes. Some vapers like the term as it suggests the END of smoking.

E-Pipe: If you have read the other two you can probably work out what an E-Pipe is…

E-Smoking: Smoking with an electronic cigarette.


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