Apple has removed all the vaping apps from App Store

Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store globally, the company said on Friday.

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Apple said Friday it will ban vaping-related applications from its App Store and has removed every one of the 181 vaping-related applications as of now accessible. The move comes in the midst of reports of thousands of vaping-related illesses and 42 vaping-related deaths.

The clearance of tobacco and vaping cartridges has never been permitted through the App Store. The recently restricted applications are rather a blend of store applications, games and hardware companion applications that let users control things like the lighting and heating of vape pens.

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“Recently, experts ranging from the CDC to the American Heart Association have attributed a variety of lung injuries and fatalities to e-cigarette and vaping products, going so far as to call the spread of these devices a public health crisis and a youth epidemic. We agree, and we’ve updated our App Store Review Guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted,” the company said in a statement.

The company said it had been moving toward this path for a considerable length of time. In June, Apple disallowed the advancement of vaping items in its application store and had not endorsed any new vaping-related applications since.

The applications currently restricted from the App Store will keep on working for users who as of now have them downloaded on their gadgets, and they can be moved to new gadgets.

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Apple’s move was commended by groups like the American Heart Association and the ghd Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

“By taking e-cigarette related apps off the App Store, Apple will help reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing and discourage youth use of these products. Apple is setting a welcome example of corporate responsibility in protecting our kids,” Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said in a statement.

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