Unlike rival Google, Apple is relentless in cleaning up its mobile app store. Usually the reason for cleaning is due to malware-infected apps, but this time it was different.
“Learn why Apple removed 181 e-cigarette apps (vaping apps)”
After several deaths were reported, Apple removed an app suite from the iOS app store. It all happened after a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) was revealed.
The study reported 2,172 cases of lung injury related to electronic cigarettes.
“Electronic cigarettes left 42 dead”
According to the study, in the United States alone, at least 42 people died. It was apparently the fault of the “electronic cigarettes” that caused lung disease.
According to CCPD information, there is evidence of a “synthetic form” of vitamin E oil in patients’ lung fluid samples. Of the 29 samples tested, all had extremely high levels of oil.
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The age range of patients is from 13 to 70 years. Most are men in their 20s to 30s. Most used vaping products that they bought or received from friends and contained THC, a psychoactive component of marijuana.
Apple’s attitude has long been praised by Matthew L. Myers, president of the children’s tobacco campaign.