DL - direct lung
type of vaping. The other one is MTL - mouth to lung. Direct lung here means inhaling vapor straight into lungs so that it doesn't linger in your mouth. It has become popular in the recent couple of years. It requires a different vaping setup ie. mods of higher voltage and wattage and sub-ohm tanks. E-liquid is also different - less nicotine and you go through much more juice than in MTL vaping which is basically a smoking simulation.
dipping an atomizer into e-liquid. Must be done carefully to avoid damaging the atomiser.
dripping drops of e-liquid into an atomizer
type of thread, like in the Apollo Extreme Kit (sold in US and UK), click to see review of this kit.
battery that has both automatic and manual mode. You can find them in some cigalike kits but there are a few penstyle batteries that have this option. The mode is switchable by a few clicks.
W tried this option in V4life's Vapor Zeus and find it very handy.
Click to read our Vapor Zeus dual mode battery kit reveiw
e-cig, e-cigarette, electronic cigarette
inhaler, consisting of battery, atomizer and cartridge, vaporizes e- liquid, thus simulating the act of tobacco smoking. Hence also referred to as Personal Vaporizers (PV).
Three kinds of them: cigalikes mid-size like eGo and EVOD and APV (advanced personal vaporizers).
Click to read more: Types of Electronic Cigarettes
works the same way as e-cigarette, but is made to resemble the look of a tobacco cigar. Can also be either disposable or refillable.
In the picture Apollo e-cigar, disposable but a really good product with which my uncle replaced 30 out of 40+ cigarettes he used to smoke daily (read the story here)
These eGo batteries have one thing in common - a dial at the bottom with voltage range 3.2 - 3.6 - 4.0 - 4-4 - 4.8V. eGo Twist is 650 mAh strong, whereas you can find Spinners range from 1300-1600mAh.
In the picture - eGo Twist and eGo Vision Spinner plus two classic eGo batteries. These Batteries aren't easy to find today, but you can easily find upgraded version. Vision and Vapros Spinner2. Click to read our review.
e-pipe, electronic pipe
works the same way as electronic cigarette but is shaped to resemble the look of a tobacco pipe.
a solution heated by the atomizer to simulate smoking. It's made up of mostly a propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG) base, or their combination, nicotine at desired level, and additional flavor/s. Most components in e-liquid are well known and used in many food products. Only pharmaceutical grade (USP) or food grade PG and VG should be used. More on e-liquid
e-solid – gel substance, packed in a tube like toothpaste, used instead of e-liquid. Not to be confused with so-called nicotine gel (which is a nicotine replacement therapy - NRT)
Turns liquid when heated. Users who have tried it had not so favourable experiences, but they all agree it lasted longer than e-liquid, which is true. The taste, however, leaves much room for improvement.Keep in mind this info is from 2013. I can find no later reviews which indicates this product fell by the wayside.
In the picture you can see filling M2 cartomizer with e-solid from the tube. Click to read our review.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA - administrative branch of the United States government that oversees rules and regulations pertaining to the safety of food and drug products sold in the USA.
heating element, second part of the atomizer (first is bridge or wick), coil of high resistance wire that heats up and vaporizes e-liquid flowing onto it from the bridge
filler, filling material
the filling inside cartridge or cartomizer, cotton wool type absorbent material used to store e-liquid