Vaping Lingo Dictionary: A guide to popular terms and devices
From words like “ghost” and “ripski” to devices resembling USB flash drives, the youth vaping epidemic has introduced a number of terms, phrases and discreet devices that can make it difficult for adults to keep up. In fact, near the start of the epidemic in the fall of 2018, fewer than half – 44.2% – of parents could identify a picture of JUUL as a type of e-cigarette and more than one-third couldn’t recognize the device at all.
The strain to keep up can confound prevention and enforcement efforts among parents, teachers and other adults who work with youth. This resource presents a list of popular words, phrases, products and general language used to refer to vaping/e-cigarette use.