E-cig Glossary

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2 piece electronic cigarette

electonic cigarette consisting of two parts – battery and cartomizer (a note: you'll often find the word cartridge instead of cartomizer on websites selling them. However, in reality, only 3 piece cigalikes like Prosmoke have atomizer and cartridge separately).


3-piece electronic cigarette

electronic cigarette consisting of three parts – battery, atomizer and cartridge

in the picture: Prosmoke m403 battery 

401, 402, 403 (m401, m402, m403)

401, 402, 403 (m401, m402, m403)

styles of electronic cigarettes with same threading on batteries and atomizers, but batteries of different length and capacity,

M401 108mm 180mAh
M402 96mm 150mAh
M403 85mm 100mAh 

510 thread or eGo thread  

510 thread or eGo thread

Still the most popular e-cigarette thread as far as penstyels are concerned – male threading on cartomizer/atomizer, female threading on battery (see: female thread and male thread)

808, 901, 906

808, 901, 906

electronic cigarettes, female thread on cartomizer, male on battery, see KR808d-1, KR808-d2, DSE906


AAPHP (American Association of Public Health Physicians)

supports electronic cigarettes sales to adults, "because the possibility exists to save the lives of four million of the eight million current adult American smokers who will otherwise die of a tobacco-related illness over the next twenty years"


e-cig adapters

used to enable one style of atomizer or cartomizer to fit onto a different style of battery.  

advanced personal vaporizer, APV

advanced personal vaporizer, APV

Also known as APV , usually has stronger battery with advanced features  - variable voltage, variable wattage etc. Advanced features do provide more pleasant and complete vaping experience, however, be advised that the consumption of e-liquid can be considerably higher, especially if you are using tanks with low resistance atomizers (sub-ohm) 

airflow control, AFC

AFC Airflow Control

usually a part of tank base, it is an adjustable dial that allows vaper to regulate the amount of air while vaping in order to regulate the amount of vapor and its temperature. 

In the picture JacVapour s22 (click to see our review of this small kit)

analog, analogue

tobacco cigarette (vaping slang, in reference to analog vs. digital)

atomizer, atomiser (BE), atty

part of e-cigarette consists of head, base and cone; 

screws into battery; battery powers the atomizer and turns e-liquid into vapour

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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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