Dude, where's my vape app? After multiple deaths, Apple chucking them all

Dude, where's my vape app? After multiple deaths, Apple chucking them all
There have been reports on multiple vaping-related illnesses and even deaths before, but when it all becomes official via a "Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products" report from the CDC, Apple springs to action.

If you are wondering where have all the vaping apps gone from the App Store, it's because Apple is removing all 181 of them. Why? Well, the CDC listed 42 deaths that have now been directly linked with vaping, mainly of the unauthorized THC type, but still. Thus, yesterday's update to the vaping research so far on its page states that:


As a health and fitness aficionado, Apple's CEO Tim Cook would be approving of the App Store direction, as even when you don't vape THC oils, the practice has been associated with lung inflammation and other respiratory syndromes. 

Granted, the blame has been laid to some of the vaping liquid flavors, like apple or cinnamon, before the others, indicating that the flavoring chemical mixes are more to blame than the base itself, but Apple is still not taking any chances, and chucked them all.

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20 Comments

1. cozze02

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Wow really, better ban car apps, they have been killing people for years

2. livngston

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

If people are dumb enough to smoke or vape given decades of warnings, then let evolution take its natural course.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1555; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That’s exactly what should happen. It’s a disgusting habit and they look so stupid vaping.

7. JCASS889

Posts: 606; Member since: May 18, 2018

So we should all just go back to cigarettes? Let people do what they want. Vaping is many times better than cigarettes.

15. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Threat of cigarettes is very well known in society but there is a false notion of safety around vaping and even non smokers get addicted to it as if it's something cool pushing them into smoking.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I agree but also disagree when it comes to young people. The problem with vaping is that it’s attracted more younger people to take up the habit which I think we should try to prevent in reasonable ways. I don’t think you do it by outright banning it, but I also don’t think you accomplish it by simply doing nothing. There has to be a balance. And I really wish we could stop those dumb Truth commercials. I think it makes people wanna smoke more rather than less. They try to come across as “cool and edgy” but it makes me cringe.

10. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I think the course of action taken was the proper one. They didn't ban all vapes and e-cigs, just flavored ones. They should be regulated just like tobacco products, which are limited to just Tobacco and Menthol flavors.

20. crzykiller

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Well only if you weren't incredibly ignorant. Menthol is the worst flavor in terms of health effects as it can cristallize in your lungs increasing your chance of lung cancer. Flavors is the reason people vape instead of smoking. Taking away that is taking away millions of peoples freedoms of choice. All this because of ignorant fools like you who believe such ridiculous ideas

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Thanks nanny state. Don't forget about alcohol, cigarettes, guns, cars, fast food apps, etc.

5. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

where is this action towards smoking in general? has lung cancer killed nobody yet?

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If you're gonna go that far, then eliminate the #1 cause of cancer - sugar!! And inferior DNA...mixed with genetically modified foods.

11. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

If you're going to go that far, then eliminate the real #1 cause of cancer - LIVING CELLS!!!! Cancer can't infect a dead person

16. Vokilam

Posts: 1367; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

No, its all those Prop65 stickers on every product you buy in California - they’re the ones causing cancer.

8. JCASS889

Posts: 606; Member since: May 18, 2018

So millions of people die from smoking.... Nothing happens, a handful of people buy bootleg vape products and gets sick...... Stop the presses bann it all.... Makes zero sense.

12. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Tobacco companies got way more money

13. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I thought vaping was even healthier than not smoking at all? This is what the vapers always be trying to tell ya. Lol.

14. JCASS889

Posts: 606; Member since: May 18, 2018

It's a hell of alot healthier than smoking cigarettes, if you get products from legitimate companies and suppliers it's pretty harmfree.

17. Cat97

Posts: 1976; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What is a "vaping app" anyway ?

18. JCASS889

Posts: 606; Member since: May 18, 2018

I've been vaping for 5 years now, I have no idea what a vape app is, and that shows that its probably meant for kids. So smart move in a way.

21. crzykiller

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Again another person talking out of ignorance. Most vape apps are for rebuilding coils, juice recipes and calculators for battery voltage drop etc. So no, not for kids. For people that actually care about vaping. These are just harming people and not protecting anyone from anything.

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