Apple removing vaping apps from store amid health concerns

Суббота, 16 Ноя, 2019

Apple is reportedly removing vaping-related apps from its official App Store amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes.

US President Donald Trump defined this 7 days that he concepts to fulfill with vaping sector associates as he considers no matter whether or not to ban flavored e-cigarette objects subsequent a deadly epidemic of vaping-joined lung accidents.

At least 42 people have died as the result of vaping-related lung illnesses.

While there had been no direct sales of vaping products from the Apple App Store, companion apps, which allow people to control the temperature and lighting of their vape pens, had been available.

Apple customers in the USA can download the app and join the studies as of today. "We're constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users' health and well-being". That's when the company updated its app review guidelines to prohibit anything that encourages or facilitates vaping, the company said.

"As of today, these apps are no longer available to download", the company said in statement.

A survey in September by the charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) suggests an estimated 3.6 million people in the United Kingdom are now vaping, up from 3.2 million in 2018.

To avoid breaking functionality for existing customers, Apple is allowing them to continue using vaping apps already on their devices-and to transfer them to new devices.

The New York Department of Financial Services said it "will take a look" into allegations regarding Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Apple discriminating against women with their joint credit card service, Apple Card.

Apple says it hasn't approved a vape-related app since June.

The CDC warns: "People should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers".

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"Our hope is that other folks will stick to our direct and abide by with their have potent information that nicotine and nicotine addiction caused by e-cigarette use are leaving countless numbers sick and dying throughout the world".