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Vaping Terms and Definitions

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Step 1 of 2: E-Cigarette / Vaping Systems

1. Closed Pod System

A closed pod system uses disposable e-liquid pods. These devices can be recharged and the disposable pods can be replaced with compatible new pods.

2. Open / Refillables

These systems require vape juice and come in 3 varieties: box mods, pens, and refillable pods. These devices are continuously refilled instead of being disposed.

3. Disposables

These devices are not refillable. They are intended for one-time use and typically contain around 200 puffs.

Step 2 of 2: Terms and Definitions

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The part that provides power to the heating element to warm the e-liquid and produce vapor.
A refillable vape juice container.
Used to recharge the e-cig battery once it has been depleted.
What vapers call the vape mist that is produced during vaping.
A dab pen is used primarily for consuming THC concentrates and using the device is typically also referred to as "vaping." These devices look and work much like other vape pens.
The "most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands with common packaging that is easily available online and used by distributors to market THC-containing cartridges," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. (See EVALI)
E-Cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. The CDC created the term in response to a multi-state outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked with using e-cigarette and vaping products.
The liquid that is vaporized when using an e-cigarette.
A third generation e-cigarette that does not resemble combustible cigarettes. These devices often allow users to customize the batteries, tanks, and coils within the device to modify the temperature, voltage, and resistance to create different clouds.
A non-reusable, pre-filled container of vape juice that snaps/slides into a device.
A disposable vaping device that comes in a variety of flavors and has about as many puffs as an entire pack of cigarettes. It contains 1.2 mL of salt-based nicotine e-liquid.
The top portion of a box mod or refillable pen that holds the e-liquid.
Vape juice is used in open/refillable systems and comes in a variety of flavors. Vape juice typically contains nicotine and is made of vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol, water, and flavorings. There are more than 7,000 e-juice flavors on the market, including menthol, fruit, dessert, coffee, alcoholic beverage, and cigar flavors.
Taste buds that have become desensitized.
Vitamin E Acetate, which has been linked to illnesses related to vaping THC.
When a user does not release the e-cigarette vapor after taking a puff in an attempt to hide their use.