Paul Doswell Spotted Vaping With A Portable Vaporizer At FA Cup Match

During the FA Cup match between rival football (soccer) clubs AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United, Paul Doswell, Sutton United’s Manager, was spotted casually taking puffs from his portable vape while watching the game from the sidelines.

While there might be some folks out there that might be displeased by Doswell’s inclination to vape during the game, more than a few took to social media to express their excitement.

For those who might have found themselves displeased by his action and believed it to have warranted a pay cut or something of the like, team chairman Bruce Elliott was quick to point out in a report by The Telegraph that the team doesn’t even pay Doswell. According to Elliott, not only do they not pay him, he actually pays the team as he is one of Sutton United’s sponsors.

“Actually, not only do we not pay him a penny, he sponsors us. So he’s actually paying us to be our manager. That’s how much he loves this club.”

With this in mind, USA Today’s For The Win reports that this might be why he can, if he cares to, vape on the sidelines without anybody raining on his parade.

Indiana Vape Shops Worried New E-Liquid Regulations Might Kill Vaping Industry

In the state of Indiana, regulations governing e-liquid manufacturers kicked into effect back in July of 2015. As a result, some vape stores across the state found themselves concerned that the new regulations could kill the vaporizing industry across the state.

E-liquid, sometimes stylized “eLiquid,” is the liquid used in e-cigarettes. It is often composed of nicotine, glycerine, propylene glycol, and various flavorings.

The new regulations specifically govern companies that manufacture e-liquids for sale in the state. Such companies were, as a result of the regulations, required to be certified by a security firm before July 1, 2015.

At the time the regulations were passed by state legislators, there was only one firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc, that was certified to approve e-liquid manufacturers. As a result, many cried foul as the regulations essentially turned Mulhaupt’s into the gatekeeper – a single security firm that would decide which companies would be allowed to sell their e-liquid concoctions in the state of Indiana.

Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City), the man who authored HB 1432, was quoted by JConline as having said that lawmakers “never intended to set up a monopoly”.

“We never intended to set up a monopoly”

As of January of 2017, the number of e-juice products sold across the state dropped from hundreds to seven.

Subsequently, many consumers are traveling to neighboring states to pickup their e-juices.

A vape store manager in Kentucky, Charity Hoggard with Nice Guy Vapes, echoed this notion as she quoted by JConline as having said that the regulation is “helping us out a lot but sucks for Indiana”.

“It’s helping us out a lot but sucks for Indiana”

What do you think of the e-liquid regulations in Indiana that have turned Mulhaupt’s into the state’s e-liquid gatekeeper? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

JTI Acquires Ploom While Pax Vaporizer Maker Changes Name To Pax Labs

The San Francisco startup Ploom, the company behind the popular line of Pax vaporizers, has changed its name. Well, not technically, but close enough. We’ll explain.

Ploom still exists, but the Ploom trademark and intellectual property pertaining to its modelTwo and its corresponding “pods” have been acquired by JTI. The Pax vaporizers on the other hand are now the property of Pax Labs. So in essence, JTI acquired Ploom, its modelTwo, and pods while the Pax vapes were spun off to a form a new corporate entity, Pax Labs.

Pax Labs founder James Monsees referred to the transaction involving Ploom and JTI as a partnership that “has afforded both parties many mutual benefits” while noting that they’re “proud” of their success with the pods product line. He added that the two companies “will profit from this fresh approach.”

“This partnership has afforded both parties many mutual benefits, and we are proud of our success with the pods product line”

As for the intent of Pax Labs, Monsees noted that the company’s focus will be “on vaporization delivery products” and the continued growth of the company.

Pax Labs History

Here’s a little history lesson for those who are unaware of the company’s origins. Pax Labs was first founded back in 2007 by a couple of graduates of Stanford’s Design Program in an attempt to reinvent the way people smoke by providing the tools necessary to create a cleaner alternative. These tools, as we’re calling them, are vaporizers, which produce vapor as opposed to smoke.

While the original Pax Vaporizer wasn’t the first product that the company put onto the shelves, it has proven to be incredibly successful in the vaporizer space. Subsequently, the company has put out not one, but three Pax vaporizers as there is now the original, which we’ll call the Pax 1, and now the Pax 2 and Pax 3 as well.

As of February of 2015, over half a million Pax units had been sold. And in June of the same year, the company announced a massive round of funding in which it raised $46.7 million.