CSP Tobacco: A Vaping 101 Glossary
This glossary will have you talking like a vaping pro in no time
TOP LINE: E-Vapor
Is it a product used by consumers to get their nicotine fı x via vaporization (vs. combustion)? Then it’s part of the e-vapor category. Also Goes By: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)
CATEGORY 1: Electronic Cigarettes
Battery-operated devices made to mimic the size and weight of combustible cigarettes. Also Goes By: Cig-alikes, e-cigs
A reusable e-cig that uses replaceable nicotine cartridges and rechargeable batteries.
E-cig-like products that mimic the visual and sensory experience of cigars, hookah or shisha tobacco.
Closed-liquid nicotine units used to refıll rechargeable e-cigs. Also Goes By: Refılls
CATEGORY 3: Vaporizers
Larger devices with higher-powered batteries that vaporize nicotine through an open or closed tank system (and do not at all resemble combustible cigarettes). Also Goes By: VTMs (vaporizers, tanks, mods), ego units, pens
Used in vaporizers, solution containing distilled water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycol, flavoring and varying levels of nicotine. Also Goes By: E-juice, smoke juice
Large-scale, cylindrical or box-shaped vaporizers housing extremely large (or even multiple) batteries (sometimes considered the third generation of e-vapor products). Also Goes By: Box mods, mechanical mods
CATEGORY 3: Heat-Not-Burn
Products that heat actual tobacco vs. liquid nicotine; can resemble cigarettes and e-cigs (such as Reynolds’ Revo), personal vaporizers (such as Pax by Ploom) or none of the above.
Subcategory: Dry Vaporizers
Devices that let consumers vaporize their own blend of loose tobacco … or other plants.
Similar to e-cig cartridges but with actual tobacco instead of liquid nicotine; made for closed-system heat-not-burn vapor products.