Apple wants to play its part in fighting the lung disease epidemic that has hit the United States in recent months. Manufacturer removes 181 applications related to evaporation and electronic cigarettes, report says Axios. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 42 people have recently died from lung infection; their common point is to use e-cigarettes with cassettes containing either tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or nicotine.
Since June, Apple has declined to send new apps that promote evaporation. Now the door closes on existing applications. Apple has never allowed these apps to sell live cartridges. However, they can be used to control the temperature and light effects of electronic cigarettes, as well as to obtain information about these devices.
In a statement on the site, Apple says it wants to offer an app store " reliable for our clients, especially the youngest For their health and well-being. Recent findings by the CDC and the American Heart Association have linked lung lesions and recent deaths to electronic cigarettes and vaporizer products. Apple will update its developer best practice guide: apps that encourage or facilitate the use of these products are no longer tolerated.
Several US states have taken steps to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, cartridges or both. This is the case of Massachusetts, which temporarily banned them, and the city of San Francisco. Michigan and New York have banned flavored cartridges. A similar decision has been made at the federal level by the White House.