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a flexible extension, available with 510 connections, designed to keep the e-cig further away from the user's face as a safety device, especially when driving, also enables comfortable vaping in various positions.


heating element

see: filament

HR, high resistance

Higher resistance of atomizer causes slower heating of filament.  


ICR (battery)

lithium ion cobalt rechargeable (battery)

IMR (battery)

lithium ion manganese rechargeable (battery)



Highbrow Vapor e-juice

E-liquid (e-juice) is a solution heated by the atomizer to produce vapor and thus simulate smoking. It is either contained in pre-filled cartomizers, or sold in bottles for refilling (10,15 or 30ml, but also available in larger quantities).

For more, see: e-liquid, e-juice 

In the picture: Highbrow Vapor e-juice (review)



here: throat hit, the feeling at the back of the throat when you inhale


here refers to e-cig imitations,(for instance, a very popular eGo style has many knock-offs on the market, so go to Joyetech website to see how genuine product looks like)

knucklehead (drip tip)

adjustable drip-tip, you can adjust the angle


LR, low resistance

Lower resistance (Ohm rating) of atomizer causes heating element to get hot faster, which results in better vapor production. Pros: more vapor and more flavor Cons: more battery charging and atomizer burns out faster.



milliampere-hour, number before it shows energy storage capacity of a battery 

manual battery

manual battery

a style of battery that has a button near the top, at the side of the battery and it needs to be pressed to enable a vape, unlike automatic style battery. Today you can fin manual batteries in all types of vaping devices.

micro e-cigarette

same size as regular cigarettes

mini e-cigarette

e-cigarette of about 102-103mm or 4 inch of overall length - can fit in PCC for recharging (PCC stands for Portable charging case).


mod, vape mod, modder

mod, vape mod

either a modification to a device or accessory to get the existing features improved; normally done by manufacturer 


home-made vaping device (please, don't do it, unless you absolutely know what you're getting into. Nobody wants to have another kaboom with you toothless at best, and tv reporting on your case and plastering all normally manufactured e-cigs it can find, all over the screen.)

Modder is a person who's into modding

MTL - mouth-to-lung

basically simulation of smoking. You inhale vapor in your mouth and from there into your lungs.  


nicotine levelnicotine strength

nicotine levels

There are various nicotine levels in e-liquids or cartomizes, in the range 0-24mg mostly (usually 0-3-6-12-18-24mg, but you can find other levels like 16-22-28mg out there). They are expressed either as mg/ml  like the above or as percent in solution, like in the picture.

There are higher levels for sale as well, but they are not recommended for direct use, they can be used for mixing (dilution), if you are making your liquid yourself. While you are new to this all, don't get overly creative, please.

NRT, Nicotine Replacement Therapy

all those things like nicotine gums and patches that work in less than 7% cases (in the long run) and cost much money

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Written by Ljubica, @Switchtoecig, ex teacher, translator, passionate reader, ex smoker and now vaper, e-cig reviewer and vaping advocate.

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