Apple to ban all vaping apps after 42 EVALI deaths

Apple removed 181 apps related to vaping from the App Store Nov. 15 in a vaping app ban, according to CNBC.

The ban comes after the CDC reported 2,172 cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury — or EVALI — Nov. 14, along with 42 EVALI deaths.  

The removed apps include store apps, games, and hardware companion apps that let users regulate lighting and heating of vaping products. Users who have already downloaded the apps will still be able to use them. 

"We've updated our App Store review guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted," Apple told CNBC in a statement. "As of today, these apps are no longer available to download."

Apple stopped accepting new apps promoting the use of vape products in June, CNBC reports.

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