What’s The Word?!

“What do the kids say nowadays?”

From generation to generation, new phrases, colloquialisms, and words come about depending on what’s trending or new in society. But what happens, when the new language becomes a secret code, and the “new/trendy” thing is harmful to those in society, especially our youth? When the vaping epidemic arose among the youth, it introduced several terms, expressions and even discreet devices that can make it difficult for parents, teachers, and all other adults to know or detect when teens are talking or engaging in vaping. Vaping seems to have its own coded language that most adults were and still may not be privy to.

The Truth Initiative has now given parents the passcode and translation manual needed to enter into the vaping world to better equip them in the effort to prevent and reduce the number of youth who vape. This resource provides a list of popular words, phrases, products and general language used to refer to vaping and e-cigarette use. To access this dictionary, click the link below:

Vaping Lingo Dictionary

If your child or a child you know is unable to stop vaping, please contact the child’s health care provider, school counselor, or other trusted professional to discuss ways to help them quit. You can also check out some of these resources below:

Truth Initiative®

Text “QUIT” to (202) 804-9884

This is Quitting


Text “DITCHJUUL” to 887-09

Georgia Tobacco Quitline (GTQL): 1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

 The National Cancer Institute Quitline: 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)


For more info about the effects of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping, follow the link below: