Apple bans all vaping apps from its App Store

Friday, 15. November 2019 14:45

American technological company Apple removed all vaping apps from its App Store, reported Axios on Friday.

Exactly 181 vaping-related apps were removed in the light of new health-related policy the company decided to follow from June when it forbade any new vaping-related apps to be submitted. E-cigarettes are the main cause of vaping related illnesses and they took the lives of at least 42 people until this day. The last one was reported today in the Philippines.

Previously Apple never allowed distribution of vaping apps and cartridges on its Store. However, it did allow applications where users could share news about vaping. The company pulled also one of their most popular vaping apps that enables its users to control the lighting or temperature of the vaping device. The company said: "We take great care to curate the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps. We're constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users' health and well-being."

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