As of this morning, Apple has pulled all vaping-related apps from the App Store, reports Axios. The move comes after a group of vaping-related illnesses known as EVALI has swept the country, resulting in over 40 deaths so far and one instance of a previously healthy teenager needing a double-lung transplant to survive.
Apple has never allowed the distribution of vaping apps on its App Store that enables people to buy vaping products. But in the past it did allow apps that served as hubs for news and information about vaping or even allowed users to control the lighting or temperature of their vaping devices.
But that’s all changed today. Axios says Apple will remove all 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store today.