Apple banned vaping-related apps and removed 181 from the App Store. They included hardware companion and store apps.
Apple’s move comes amid a flood of confusing news, as officials try to determine how, or whether, to further regulate vapes.
- President Trump is reportedly backing down from his pledge to ban flavored e-cigarettes after aides told him it could cost him re-election.
- A N.Y. Times editorial opposes a federal ban on e-cigarettes.
- Tests of California street vapes found formaldehyde and other dangerous chemicals in the vapor.
- The CDC said federal cannabis prohibition delayed its response to the vape crisis.
- In Massachusetts, the state Supreme Court upheld a challenge to Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) ban on all vape sales, but the fight isn’t over.