Vape Industry Language: Vape Glossary Now Available

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Vape Industry Language: Vape Glossary Now Available

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 Stability Used to determine the shelf life of an e-liquid.
AEMSA American E-liquid Standards Organization.
Analog A traditional cigarette.
Aqueous Glycerine (AG) A diluent used in e-cigarettes. Contains Glycerine and de-ionized water.
Atomizer The heating element in an e-cigarette.
Diluent The diluting agent added to nicotine and flavoring in e-liquid.
e-cigarette An electronic device shaped like a cigarette containing nicotine or flavored liquid that is vaporized and inhaled.
e-liquid The nicotine or flavored liquid inserted in an e-cigarette and inhaled.
FDA 483 A 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.


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