Below you will find the explanations of many terms that are often used in relation to electronic cigarettes and the vaping culture in general.
The E-Cigarette Glossary
Cartomizer - a component of an electronic cigarette which can be characterized as a combination of an atomizer and a cartridge. The atomizer vaporizes the e-liquid, while the cartridge serves as a container for the e-liquid. Cartomizers usually contains some kind of filling material to absorb the e-liquid.
Cig-a-like - an electronic cigarette featuring a shape which resembles a traditional cigarette.
Clearomizer - a transparent (or “clear”) cartomizer which allows the user to see how much e-liquid is in it. A clearomizer is usually made of plastic or Pyrex glass; there is a coil (coils) in t
Coil - the part of an atomizer, able to vaporize the e-liquid by heating it. Coils are usually made of kanthal wire
Cut Off - a technological feature of an e-cigarette that provides automatic shutdown of the battery to prevent overheating of the atomizer or inhalation of too much vapor.
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