RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Apple has banned vaping related apps from its app store.
The sale of tobacco and vaping cartridges has never been allowed through the app store.
The newly banned apps are instead a mix of store apps, games, and hardware companion apps that let the users regulate things like the lighting and heating of vape pens.
The move comes amid reports of thousands of vaping related illnesses and 42 vaping related deaths.
Apple has been trying to separate itself from vaping related apps since June when the company stopped accepting new apps that promoted the use of vape products.