It’s official, Apple is banning those vaping apps found on its Apps Store, as warnings are increasing from officials about the inherent dangers of vaping.
Electronic cigarettes have become a sort of rage these days, with an almost cult-like following of users who can’t get enough of that hand-to-mouth action.
Even though vaping is supposed to be less harmful than traditional tobacco products, there are a number of deaths resulting from its use.
In fact, experts at the CDC is out with a blog post showcasing the link between lung injury and e-cigarettes.
They show the presence of vitamin E acetate as a chemical compound in vaping.
Vitamin E acetate is synthetic form of vitamin E which is found in skin care products among other things.
In plain English, vaping isn’t that great for you, and neither are cigarettes.
These vaping-related apps allowed some users to control temperature perimeters on their devices, while also allowing them to stay connected to the latest niche news.
Apple’s solution is to do what it can to curb e-cigarette use.
In a statement to Axios the company said:
We take great care to curate the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps. We’re constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users’ health and well-being.”
These battery powered, hand-held smoking products have created a bit of contraversy.
On one side of the coin, there are experts against its use citing the numerous health-risks.
On the other side, you’ll have users who are for vaping, and claim it’s far less harmful than traditional tobacco products.
Personally, I don’t smoke anymore, and no matter which side of the fence you sit on, I think we can all agree that smoking isn’t that healthy for you.
Here in Canada, we have the right to express ourselves in a civilized, non-violent manner.
We have the basic right to live life in the manner we choose, as long as it doesn’t bring harm to anyone.
I can for one, applaud Apple for taking a step in the right direction.
There are thousands of vaping-related health issues in the U.S alone.
Apple’s decision might not please some of its user-base, and Google has yet to make an announcement along the same lines.
It seems as these vaping products are really addictive to young teens.
I’ve never tried vaping myself, and I certainly don’t have any plans to do so.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the vaping industry can withstand the storm that’s coming their way.