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Five Pawns New Seasonal Release

We have been hard at work developing the quintessential Five Pawns Fall flavor, and we are pleased to announce our new seasonal flavor, Nona.* Inspired by the spices and notes that accompany the cooler weather, holidays with family, and the nostalgia that comes with delicious home made baked confections, Nona is a spiced bread pudding with a sweet vanilla glaze drizzle. It hits the spot during this cozy season!

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Five Pawns Tasting Bar Playlist

The Five Pawns Family is full of music lovers! Inspiration, relaxation, motivation...music has the power to move us in a variety of ways. We've compiled a playlist of our favorite Tasting Bar songs as heard in our official 5P location in Irvine, CA.

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What's Your Flavor?

It takes a strong team of exemplary people to facilitate Five Pawns, and the support and experience we share is so unique that we consider each other family. We would like to welcome you to get to know our Five Pawns family. Meet Vince Sottile, Brand Ambassador. Vince travels around the country informing the public about our Five Pawns mission and philosophies.

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Real Stories: Why I decided to Vape - Nick Henney - Part 1

by Nick Henney, Commercial Filmmaker

Vape

/vāp/

Verb: to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. 
Noun: an electronic cigarette or similar device ex: a vape pen or cartomizer (cart).

There are a lot of dates being thrown around these days in the vaping community about when products were introduced into the market, which products should be grandfathered in at the proposed regulation date, and which products should have to meet the FDA strict, and some say draconian regulations. For me living in Fort Wayne, Indiana (the butt of many jokes, but admittedly middle America), I first heard about vaping through a radio ad during my morning commute in 2009. The idea lit my mind on fire. I was then 29 and had been a pack-and-a-half to a two-pack-a-day smoker for over 11 years. Full disclosure, I had smoked cigarettes since the age of 15, (sorry Mom) but didn’t pick up a real habit until I was 18. Admittedly, I loved it. Unlike so many people I knew that constantly lamented the fact that they had ever even started, I loved smoking. I never wanted to quit and simply ignored the toll it was taking on my body. I ignored the way my lungs burned in the morning, the smell that I carried everywhere with me like a signature cologne and the physical limitations it put on me. Running and riding my bike weren’t nearly as cool as smoking. I was even able to overcome two bouts of what my doctor diagnosed as, "Asthmatic Bronchitis" per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. I rationalized this as the side effect of the many factory jobs I had throughout my early 20’s.  

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What's Your Flavor?

It takes a strong team of exemplary people to facilitate Five Pawns, and the support and experience we share is so unique that we consider each other family. We would like to welcome you to get to know our Five Pawns family. Meet Brittany Biernacki, Customer Service Guru. Brittany takes great care of our Five Pawns customers and ensures that their experience with us is amazing. 

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What's Your Flavor?

It takes a strong team of exemplary people to facilitate Five Pawns, and the support and experience we share is so unique that we consider each other family. We would like to welcome you to get to know our Five Pawns family. Meet Jay Oku, National Sales Manager. Jay travels the world spreading the Five Pawns philosophies. He maintains a reputation for being highly knowledgeable on the vaping industry and has a keen sense of humor.

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With fall fast approaching, we may find ourselves longing for warm days by the pool, the smell of burgers on the grill, or the feeling of warm sand between our toes. But summer is not a season; it's a state of mind. We paired up one of our amazing Taken Three flavors, Kibitzer, with a tangy and fruity martini that you can create anytime, for that sweet Summertime nostalgia. It's relatively easy to create for seasoned bartenders and cocktail newbies alike. Check out the recipe below and give this Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini + Kibitzer pairing a try!

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What's Your Flavor?

It takes a strong team of exemplary people to facilitate Five Pawns, and the support and experience we share is so unique that we consider each other family. We would like to welcome you to get to know our Five Pawns family. Meet Francis Gacad, Tasting Bar Extraordinaire. Francis manages the Five Pawns Tasting Bar in Irvine, California, and has a vast knowledge of flavors and mods and is always available to help you find your perfect Five Pawns vape setup.
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Summer is all about BBQ's with friends and sampling local craft beers. In Southern California, we are blessed in so many ways, not only with ideal weather but also with an abundance of amazing craft breweries. From San Diego to Orange County, we have dozens of world-class breweries including, but not limited to, Ballast Point, Stone Brewery, Lost Abbey, The Bruery, Green Flash, Ale Smith, Belching Beaver, Saint Archer, and Valiant. Taking a beer tasting trip in sunny paradise is one of our favorite past times, and it is something everyone who visits Taken Three's home turf simply must make time for.

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The 84th Annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Show was recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada where Five Pawns was one of only two liquid manufacturers representing the vaping community.

Immediately upon entering the venue, I noticed the undeniable air of class and professionalism that I had yet to witness in our industry. This was a business to business event with over 800 buyer groups from all over the world. High-level conversations were being had with some key players in the cigar aficionado space and the amount of business being written was impressive.

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On July 22, 2016, a letter from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was released containing revisions to The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (CNPPA). In a previous letter, CPSC stated, "Beginning on July 26, 2016, the sale of liquid nicotine in non-compliant containers is prohibited." The revised guidelines states that this requirement applies to products packaged after the effective date of July 26, 2016, as well as all existing inventory.

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We are truly honored to have the best and most loyal customers in the industry. And because of that, we want to learn more about YOU! Show us your Taken Three Lifestyle by posting a lifestyle photo with your favorite Taken Three bottle. Three winners will be chosen to receive a Taken Three flavor in your desired milligram strength. Use a photo that tells a story, something unique about yourself. This photo could include any sort of hobbies, hidden talents, interests, or places that reveal a little bit about you and your lifestyle. Do you like motorcycles? Are you an avid bird watcher? Do you make incredible art? Are you into flying drones? Do you love to go rock climbing? Did you just visit an amazing location? Show us your story!

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There's a firestorm raging in the vaping industry. The FDA's strict and unreasonably expensive regulation requirements are forcing vaping product manufacturers and retailers alike to make a brutal decision. Spend the time, money, and effort to comply with the regulations by August of 2018, hope for an act of Congress to change the predicate date, or eventually prepare to stop conducting business. For many companies, it's not much of a decision. If you don't have the money to get through this process, and there is no change in the predicate date, your business will probably cease to exist legally. We see that as a tragedy on many levels.

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It's Summer! Time for BBQ's, cooling off by the pool, and getting together with friends and family to share stories, food, and laughs -- so we've compiled some great summer drink recipes to complement your favorite Taken Three flavors. Kibitzer is a unique and complex flavor consisting of grilled pineapple upside-down cake. Tasting every bit like a traditional pineapple upside-down cake, this blend uses a grilled pineapple note to bring out the sweetness instead of it being tart or sour. You'll taste a pineapple that appears to have been grilled over a wood-burning flame and balances well with a moist yellow cake and caramel-like pineapple reduction. Complement your Kibitzer vaping experience with this grilled pineapple smoothie, but first, let's learn how to grill a pineapple.

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By Five Pawns blog staff

Times are changing fast for the vaping industry and, as a result, transparency and brutal honesty are required now more than ever. The people here at Five Pawns think it’s time we grew up as an industry and focused less on the circus of rebellion and more on all of the good we can do collectively if the world had a better sense of what vaping means to ex-smokers. We believe we have to elevate our discourse and behavior to be taken more seriously. The more seriously we are taken, the more people will understand the logic of our position. The more people hear and understand our position, commitment, and passion, the more good we can do together.

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Captain of High End Mods Japan, reviewer and Admin of several influential Industry Groups, Kats Ikeda braved through Tokyo rush hour subway mayhem to find me in Shinjuku. This is not a small feat, and if you've ever googled, "Tokyo Subway at Rush Hour" you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. The NYC subway doesn't even compare to the "pack 'em in" mentality in Tokyo. I was honored to be sought out by such an influential figure within our industry. We had been social media pals for quite some time, so it was great to finally meet him in the flesh. Bartosz, of the infamous Gepetto Mods introduced us after suggesting I make the phone call to Kats while in Kyoto. He met me without hesitation in the busiest railway station in the world of all places.

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We wanted to thank Vaping360 for taking the time and interest to shoot this awesome video interview with Rodney. They did a great job with the interview and allowed us to describe the inspiration behind the Taken Three product line including profiles of Kibitzer, Isolani, and Brevity. Check out the video and let us know what you think!

 

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Thanks to our Five Pawns community and fantastic authorized retail partners for the support you provide. 2016 has been a record-breaking year for us so far and we’re grateful you’ve been along for the ride. We want to update you on the incredible milestones we’ve been able to reach thus far with you by our side.

Double Barrel Castle Long Reserve - Edition V -

Your response to our latest CLR edition blew us away. In the first 24 hours it was available online, we shipped 23% more than last year’s edition. We’re thrilled that this masterful blend is being so well received.

As the first and only double barrel liquid, Double Barrel Castle Long Reserve - Edition V - offers a complex flavor profile of toasted coconut, roasted almond, brown sugar, Madagascar vanilla bean, French vanilla, Kentucky bourbon, and two distinct oaks.

Taken Three

Our customers asked and we listened. Our new lifestyle brand Taken Three is about providing a different experience to a broader market. In just the first two weeks of its launch (and pre-sale), Taken Three has opened 30% more retail locations. Look for it near you starting April 2016.

Taken Three showcases delicious, approachable all-day blends at an all day price, like glazed lemon zest sugar cookie, grilled pineapple upside-down cake, and banana Boston cream pie. These blends have higher VG concentrations and are executed without the use of artificial sweeteners.

If you’re just trying out our products, we’re grateful to have you as part of the Five Pawns community. And if you’ve been with us for the long haul, we can’t say thank you enough. Our pledge is to continue creating exceptional vapor liquids with complex and high-quality flavor profiles. We are always looking to evolve as a company, and we want to acknowledge and thank you for your constant support during the journey. 2016 is just getting started, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store in the months to come.

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As a pioneer in the vapor liquid industry, Five Pawns is committed to the quality of our vapor liquids.  Our vision has always been long-term.  We founded and built our company on the principle that one day, FDA regulation and approval would be a requirement for our products. We are poised and ready to comply with this standard if and when the time comes.

There is currently no standardized or approved methodology for testing e-liquids.  That needs to change.  We want to assure our retailers and customers that Five Pawns is 100% dedicated to working to develop a standard methodology by which all e-liquids can be tested and held accountable.

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Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe. Check out this article from The Atlantic to read more, including Five Pawns CEO Rodney Jerabek’s stance on vaping and the Five Pawns bran

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View the RPadTV interview with Rodney Jerabek from ECC 2014. In it he shares exclusive details about Black Flag Fallen, Five Pawns’ latest flavor scheduled to hit select retail locations on Friday, Dec 12.
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NHPR Interview with Soundbites from CEO Rodney Jerabek
Listen to a segment from New Hampshire Public Radio where Leah Sottile, author of The Atlantic article “The Right to Vape,” discusses how Five Pawns’ artisanal qualities changed the vaping industry. You’ll also hear soundbites from Rodney Jerabek, Five Pawns CEO.
Listen to the interview >

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Call to Action!

Santa Monica
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30 PM

The Santa Monica City Council is seeking guidance regarding future policy and regulations regarding vapor products.  The City Attorney has submitted a one side and potentially misleading report that confuses smoking with vaping.  The report the Council is considering can be found here.

CONTACT THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL TO LET THEM KNOW VAPING IS NOT SMOKING!

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Castle Long Reserve will be available at participating authorized retailers on August 1st, 2014 and may be found online with said retailers. Most stores that will have CLR will be willing to ship nationwide as of that date (many are even taking pre-orders now). Five Pawns lets our retail partners have all the fun while it’s in stock. Therefore, Castle Long Reserve will not be available on fivepawns.com until a bit later in the fall. We will make announcements when it’s available for purchase on our site and thank you for your support.

Castle Long Reserve has been aged and steeped in a treated oak barrel for three weeks. You’ll taste toasted coconut, roasted almond, brown sugar, two different vanillas (Madagascar vanilla bean and French vanilla), Kentucky bourbon, and charred oak.

Liquid extracted from the barrels has been filtered using a proprietary filtration process before bottling

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Monday, May 19th, 2014, we lost a father. He was our mentor, advisor, a dear friend, and Five Pawns’ biggest fan. His counsel and leadership was respected and revered in the global business arena, especially here at Five Pawns, Inc.

His accomplishments are too vast to list; however, we want to honor him by letting you, our supporters, know what a great man Charlie was. The world will be a better place if we all strive to…Live Like Charlie

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Thanks to John Madden at ecigarettereviewed.com for taking the time to review our entire MMXIV offering…

Five Pawns does something few mixologists in the industry can do. They near-perfectly blend a wide variety of flavors, some that seemingly wouldn’t work well in a mix, in some of the most unique concoctions imaginable. Not only that, but they seem to have the ability to take flavors you wouldn’t normally enjoy and mix them into a mouth-watering and savory vape. While the price of each bottle may deter some, let me tell you, it’s well worth it. When I first started vaping, I was paying $10 for 10ml of something like an RY4, and that was about as complex as it got. There’s nothing wrong with ordering a month’s supply of dirt cheap e-liquid online, so long as it keeps you from smoking. Five Pawns is for the flavor connoisseur, the vaper who’s tried the rest, but is continually looking for the best.

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North Carolina, Washington State, Texas, Oklahoma are 4 locations selected for early 2014. Do you want Five Pawns to visit your area? Let us know in the comments.

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We were lucky to be a part of the Onyx launch party at Marquee in Las Vegas. Thanks to Surefire Vapor and VapeRev for getting us involved. Enjoy these great pics from the event!

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By popular demand, I’ve added a list of all liquids that received “Street Shout Out”. You’ll see it over to the right under the Information section.

Many thanks to Lynn and Bud for searching through my videos and compiling this for me. If I’ve missed any, please let me know.

In the ECC Pt. 2 video, we talked to the folks from Five Pawns and we tried their Castle Long Reserve. It didn’t get a “Street Shout Out” because the Throat Hit (TH) was a little weak. Problem is, I’ve been vaping it. A lot. Like a real lot. Finally last night I put it in my Russian (you know, the one with the new micro coil) and I got a very satisfying throat hit off of it.

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After our first successful road trip to Northern California we decided to take Five Pawns on the road to Vegas. Soon to be visiting Washington, Texas and Oklahoma. Stay tuned for more coverage.
Watch Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZk0FPvef0c

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The 2nd Release of Castle Long Reserve is now officially steeping in the barrel. We are planning to begin shipping to retail locations nationwide the week of October 28th.

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After our first successful road trip to Northern California we decided to take Five Pawns on the road to Vegas. Soon to be visiting Washington, Texas and Oklahoma. Stay tuned for more coverage and Part II of Vegas.

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The early days of e-cigarettes saw a plethora of flavors hitting the market. Watermelon, Apple, Blueberry, Vanilla and wild flavors like Gummy Bear, or even Waffles and Syrup. While sweet flavors pleased many there was a segment of the vape community that had moved away from the tobacco type flavors yet longed for something different, a taste that grown ups would enjoy.

Five pawns burst on the scene a few months ago with a line up of mature, extraordinary flavors that one user described as better than the finest of fine cigars. A blend of almost savory refined flavors with a touch of sweetness.

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Smoke Free Source and Five Pawns teamed up in a documentary and product giveaway.  Please share the video and comment with the flavor and nicotine strength and the winners will be sent free bottles of Five Pawns.

You can see the documentary and details here!

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Here is a little taste of our first TV appearance on Good Day LA!  You can also see a segment here.

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A new study in the medical journalInhalation Toxicology has found that 20 out of 21 electronic cigarette brands showed no signs of cytotoxicity (that is, toxicity that causes cell damage or death).  The study makes yet another compelling argument that electronic cigarettes do not cause an amount of harm necessitating harsh regulations and bans.

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Five Pawns now offers FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on orders of 5 or more.  Please check with your country to see if importing nicotine products is legal.  If we do not have you on the list. please email us!

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Get directions here.  Come see us and taste the Five Pawns:

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The Five Pawns Official Site is Live!

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Hear the Five Pawns executive team discuss their manufacturing process to ensure the utmost in quality for every bottle of Five Pawns Signature Vapor Liquid.

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IRVINE, Calif. — April 30, 2015 -­ Five Pawns, the world’s leading maker of premium vapor liquid, announced today it is launching a new line of vapor liquids that feature an alternative to propylene glycol (PG). The new PG‐alternative line will deliver the same legendary flavor profiles that Five Pawns is known for, while offering an alternative to people with PG sensitivity. The new line of vapor liquids will also solve the flavor problem for those who have sacrificed taste in pursuit of greater vapor production.

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