Apple removed up to 181 vaping apps on their Apple App Store


In light of the various reports on vape injuries and death in the United States, Apple recently removed around 181 vaping apps on their Apple App Store and will no longer approve such apps in the future based on their updated guidelines. Not only that, but it seems that the aforementioned guidelines also prohibits any apps that encourage the consumption of tobacco, illegal drugs, or even excessive amounts of alcohol as well.

However, Apple’s actions are not without backlash due to the fact that the majority of the vaping related illnesses were due to black market THC products instead of e-cigarettes which has been available for quite a while. Based on a statement by, there is no news on whether Google would act in a similar way to how Apple reacted to the vaping incidents. 

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