After the health issues and deaths related to the electronic cigarette were put on the agenda, Apple has removed all applications related to electronic cigarettes from the AppStore. The company said that this was due to warnings from health institutions such as the CDC and the American Heart Association.
Health experts believe that the spread of electronic cigarette products and electronic cigarettes has created a public health crisis and has turned into an epidemic of genes. Apple said in a press release about this:
While maintaining the App Store, we make sure that customers, especially young people, become a reliable place to download applications. We continually evaluate practices to identify risks to the health and well-being of users and evaluate the latest available data in this regard.
Recently, experts from many institutions, from the CDC to the American Heart Association, have recognized a variety of injuries and deaths to the lungs, ranging from electronic cigarettes to spraying products, to the spread of these devices that have been 'to call the public health crisis and the epidemic of young people.
We agree and we have updated our App Store Review Guide to indicate that applications that encourage or facilitate the use of these products are not not allowed. To date, it is not possible to download these applications. "
In fact, the company stopped publishing new apps related to electronic cigarettes in June. In addition, the Apple platform never the electronic cigarette cartridges and electronic cigarette filters on the sale of the opportunity to call him back.
With this new decision, 181 applications in total have been removed from the App Store. Deleted apps include games as well as side apps that allow you to control lighting and heating of electronic cigarette devices.
It is very reasonable that Apple made this decision after nearly 42 people lost their lives due to a mysterious lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes. Because your concerns about e-cigarette products are increasing in society. The exact cause of lung damage is not yet known, but Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that a chemical thickener added to electronic cigarette products could have a effect.