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Vapor? Throat hit? Atomizer? The vape industry has its own language and it can take time for those new to the space to catch up. We’ve compiled a list of common terms used in the vape industry. Some of them are defined here but can find the whole list on our new Vape Glossary page.

Vape Industry Language

Accelerated StabilityUsed to determine the shelf life of an e-liquid.
AEMSAAmerican E-liquid Standards Organization.
AnalogA traditional cigarette.
Aqueous Glycerine (AG)A diluent used in e-cigarettes. Contains Glycerine and de-ionized water.
AtomizerThe heating element in an e-cigarette.
DiluentThe diluting agent added to nicotine and flavoring in e-liquid.
e-cigaretteAn electronic device shaped like a cigarette containing nicotine or flavored liquid that is vaporized and inhaled.
e-liquidThe nicotine or flavored liquid inserted in an e-cigarette and inhaled.
FDA 483A form issued by the FDA to notify a manufacturer of objectionable facility conditions.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)Standard practices issued by the FDA or other standards organizations for manufacturers.


VaporThe haze or mist creating when using an e-cigarette.
Vapor TongueAlso known as flavor exhaustion. When a vaper can no longer taste the flavoring when using an e-cigarette.
VaporizerA device that generates e-liquid into vapor.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG)A carbohydrate derived from plant oils used in some e-liquids.


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