Due to public health concerns, Apple will be removing all apps that are related to vaping at the App Store.
The Cupertino-based company released a statement, saying that they agree with vaping as a ‘youth epidemic’ and a ‘public health crisis’, according to an article from Axios. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there have been more than 2,000 injury cases related to vape and e-cigarette products to date.
Apple declares that they curate apps at the App Store and consider it a trusted place for consumers, including young people. In their recent evaluation, Apple has determined that vaping-related apps are a risk to the user’s well-being and health.
Apple has also updated its Review Guidelines for the App Store for the matter. As of the moment these apps can no longer be seen on the App Store, but those who have already installed the apps will still be able to open them.