Welcome to the Glossary of Smoking and Vaping Terms at Happy Rock Smoke Shop. This comprehensive guide is designed to empower you with knowledge and insight into the diverse world of smoking and vaping. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just beginning your journey, this glossary will provide clarity on a wide range of terms, lingo, and shorthand commonly used within the smoking and vaping community. Explore the categories below to elevate your understanding and enrich your smoking and vaping experience.

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    • Accessories: Various items used to enhance the smoking or vaping experience, such as grinders, scales, and cleaning tools.
    • Ash Catcher: A device attached to a water pipe to prevent ash and debris from entering the main chamber.


    • Banger: A type of nail used for dabbing concentrates, typically made of quartz or titanium.
    • Battery Charger: A device used to recharge vape device batteries.
    • Bong: A water pipe used for smoking dry herbs or concentrates, typically consisting of a bowl, water chamber, and mouthpiece.
    • Bowl Piece: The removable part of a smoking device where herbs are placed and ignited.
    • Box Mod: A type of advanced vaping device with customizable settings, often featuring a boxy shape.
    • Bud: Slang term for the flower part of the cannabis plant, rich in cannabinoids and terpenes.


    • Carb Cap: A tool placed over a dab nail to regulate airflow and enhance vaporization.
    • Cannabinoids: Chemical compounds found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, responsible for various effects.
    • Ceramic Coil: A type of vape coil made from ceramic material, known for producing clean and flavorful vapor.
    • Chamomile: An herb often used in herbal blends and teas for relaxation and stress relief.
    • Cloud Chasing: The act of exhaling large, dense vapor clouds when vaping.
    • Coil: The heating element within a vape device responsible for vaporizing e-liquid.
    • Colon Cleanse: A process aimed at removing toxins and waste from the colon for improved digestive health.
    • Cotton Wicking Material: Absorbent material used to carry e-liquid to the coil in a vape device.


    • Dab Mat: A protective surface for dabbing equipment, often made of silicone or rubber.
    • Dab Rig: A specialized water pipe used for vaporizing concentrates.
    • Dab Tool: A utensil with various tips used to handle, manipulate, and transfer concentrates.
    • Dabbing: The act of vaporizing and inhaling concentrates using a heated dab nail and dab rig.
    • Detox Drink: A beverage containing herbs and compounds believed to support the body’s natural detoxification processes.
    • Detox Foot Pads: Adhesive pads placed on the soles of the feet to draw out toxins.
    • Detox and Cleansing: A category focused on detoxification and cleansing products.
    • Drip Shield: A protective device used to prevent e-liquid from leaking onto the battery or mod.
    • Drip Tip: The mouthpiece of a vape tank or atomizer, often made of plastic, metal, or resin.


    • E-Juice: Another term for e-liquid, the liquid used in vaping devices.
    • E-Liquid: The liquid used in vaping devices, containing a blend of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavorings, and nicotine.
    • Edibles: Food and drink products infused with cannabis extracts for consumption.
    • Extracts: Concentrated forms of various substances, including cannabis and Kratom.


    • Flavor Concentrate: A highly concentrated flavoring used in DIY e-liquid mixing.


    • Grinder: A device used to break down dry herbs into smaller, uniform pieces for smoking or vaporization.


    • Herbal Blends and Teas: A category focused on herbal teas and relaxation blends.
    • Hybrid: A cannabis strain created by crossbreeding indica and sativa varieties.


    • Indica: A type of cannabis known for its relaxing, sedative, and body-oriented effects.


    • Joint: A hand-rolled cannabis cigarette, typically made with rolling papers and filters.


    • Kava: A traditional beverage made from the roots of the Piper methysticum plant, used for its calming properties.
    • Kava Drink: A beverage made by mixing Kava root with water, often enjoyed for its relaxation benefits.
    • Kava Kava: Another name for Kava, a traditional beverage known for its calming effects.
    • Kratom Capsules: Gelatin or vegetarian capsules filled with powdered Kratom for convenient consumption.
    • Kratom Extract: A concentrated form of Kratom containing higher levels of its active compounds.
    • Kratom and Kava: A category focused on Kratom and Kava products.


    • Lavender: A fragrant herb often used in teas and aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief.


    • Menthol: A cooling flavor often added to e-liquids for a refreshing sensation.
    • Mod Sleeve: A decorative cover or sleeve designed to personalize and protect vape devices.


    • Nectar Collector: A portable device used for dabbing concentrates, resembling a straw.
    • Nicotine Strength: The concentration of nicotine in e-liquid, typically measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml).


    • Paraphernalia and Tools: A category focused on smoking and vaping equipment and tools.
    • Perc: Short for “percolator,” a water filtration system within a smoking device that diffuses smoke for a smoother hit.
    • PG/VG Ratio: The ratio of propylene glycol (PG) to vegetable glycerin (VG) in e-liquid, affecting vapor production and throat hit.
    • Pod System: A compact vaping device that uses disposable or refillable pods for e-liquid.
    • Puff, Puff, Pass: A social tradition of taking two hits from a smoking device before passing it to the next person.


    • Replacement Coil: A new coil used to replace the old one in a vape tank or atomizer.
    • Roach Clip: A small clamp or holder used to hold the end of a joint or blunt as it burns down.


    • Sativa: A type of cannabis known for its uplifting, energetic, and cerebral effects.
    • Silicone Container: A non-stick container used to store and handle sticky concentrates.
    • Smoke Buddy: A personal air filter designed to reduce smoke and odor when exhaling.
    • Steeping: The process of allowing e-liquid to mature over time for enhanced flavor development.
    • Sub-Ohm Vaping: Vaping with a coil resistance below 1 ohm, resulting in increased vapor production and warmer vapor.


    • Tank: The container that holds e-liquid and houses the coil and wick within a vape device.
    • Tank Capacity: The amount of e-liquid a vape tank can hold, measured in milliliters (ml).
    • Temperature Control (TC): A vaping mode that allows users to set and control the temperature of their coil.
    • Trichomes: Tiny, crystal-like structures on cannabis buds and leaves that contain cannabinoids and terpenes.


    • Vape Band: A rubber or silicone band placed around a vape tank for protection and style.
    • Vape Coil: The heating element within a vape tank responsible for vaporizing e-liquid.
    • Vape Juices and Flavors: A category focused on e-liquids and vaping flavors.
    • Vape Mod: A term often used to describe the main body of a vape device.
    • Vape Pen: A compact and often cylindrical vaping device resembling a pen.
    • Vape Pod: A small, cartridge-based vaping system that uses disposable pods filled with e-liquid.
    • Vaporizer: An electronic device that heats and vaporizes e-liquid or concentrates for inhalation.
    • Vaporizer Accessories: A category focused on accessories for vaping devices.
    • Vaporizer Battery: The power source for a vape device, often rechargeable.
    • Vaporizer Coil: The heating element within a vape device responsible for vaporizing e-liquid.


    • Water Pipe: A smoking device that uses water to filter and cool smoke, also known as a bong.
    • Wick: The material used to absorb and deliver e-liquid to the coil within a vape tank.
    • Wire Gauge: The thickness of the wire used in vape coils, affecting resistance and heating properties.
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