ne thing I concern about the most is my health because good health is what keeps ones happy and active. Nowadays, most people are facing problem related to their lungs and hearts because of growing use of cigarette which is negatively affecting lungs. This problem is at peak especially in USA.

Let me tell you folks what USA is facing or going through, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report expressing that 42 people in the USA have died from lung disease due to vaping and e-cigarette use.

So, if you’re an Apple user then you might be aware of the news that to tackle this heath issue Apple is also banning its 181 vaping-related apps from its app store. Are you interested in knowing the whole matter? Read out the whole article-

Do you know what vaping-related apps are?

Vaping-related apps are those apps which encourages consumption of tobacco and vape products, illegal drugs, or excessive amount of alcohol. People also claimed that these apps can be used to purchase vape cartridges from the apps. However, Apple has never allowed the sale of vape cartridges on its vape-related apps. The Apple users (not every user) were using these apps to get information about e-cigarette, drugs, and were getting addicted to it.

Folks, the vaping-related apps are not good for people as they’re just impacting people in a negative way.

Growing health concerns made Apple to ban 181 vaping-related apps

Yes folks, it is true as recently Apple has announced that it is banning its 181 vaping related apps from its app store. The use of e-cigarette is growing and damaging the lungs or even killing people which are already happened in USA.

Apple removes all 181 vaping related apps due to health crisis
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Apple takes this move or decision when it heard the news that 42 people have died from vaping-related lung illness. However, 181 apps that Apple banned from the app store were claimed to controlling vaping related devices’ temperature and lighting, news, and games.

Apple in its recent statement to Axios says, “And we’ve updated our App Store Review Guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted. As of today, these apps are no longer available to download. 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 user’s health and well-being”.

Let’s read what American Heart Association, Center for Disease Control (CDC) report says-

As per the CDC report, more than 5 million young people in the U.S. use e-cigarette, including roughly a quarter of all high school students. The CDC report strongly recommends that e-cigarette users must refrain themselves from using the vaping-related apps and devices.

According to American Heart Association, there have been 2,172 cases of severe respiratory illnesses among people who reported vaping either nicotine or cannabis products. They further say that Apple’s decision is mounting evidence that vaping is responsible for at least 42 deaths and more than 2,000 lung illness around the U.S.

Nancy Brown, the chief executive of American Heart Association in a released statement says, “We are grateful that Apple is joining with us and others on this historic day to stand against big Vape and their lies by removing all vaping apps in the App Store,”

Let me also tell you guys that the first known vaping-related death happened back in August, where the victim’s symptoms were consistent with chemical inhalation injuries.

The Final Takeaway!

Guys, the major step which apple has taken is good for people and society because by taking e-cigarette related apps off the App store, Apple will help reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing and discourage youth use of these products. Apple also says that all 181 vaping-related apps now have been removed from the app store but people who have already downloaded the app will continue using them.

So, I would only say people who are still using these apps must stop as they are negatively impacting your health. Be heath conscious rather than app conscious! Say no to smoking and Vaping!

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Priya Kumari : Priya is a writer for TechGnext, joining December 2018, based out of New Delhi. Priya covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect. When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in Hindi but can also speak English.