Apple Pulls Vaping Apps From App Store
The vaping application is a helpful tool for vapers all across the world. It serves as a companion, and a way for the experience to be enhanced. However, this is no longer the case.
Apple have recently pulled 181 different vaping applications from the App Store, and plan to block any new ones which attempt to launch. We have prepared a coverage of why this is the case.
A Change Years in the Making
This change to the way that vaping applications work with Apple devices is not new. It has been in the pipeline since 2017. At that point, Apple announced that it would not accept new applications which supported vaping.
The new changes have been incorporated into the App Store Review Guidelines. It says that “Apps that encourage consumption of tobacco and vape products, illegal drugs, or excessive amounts of alcohol are not permitted on the App Store… Apps that encourage minors to consume any of these substances will be rejected. Facilitating the sale of marijuana, tobacco, or controlled substances (except for licensed pharmacies) isn’t allowed.”
What Impact Will This Have?
Thankfully, the physical impact of this decision will not be severe. The vaping community is not one which heavily relies on applications of this nature. In fact, there are very few instances where people have reported complaints about losing the apps.
However, the symbolic impact remains a problem. To the outside world, this will be a crushing blow for the community. It may serve to highlight the existing issues people have surrounding vaping. To see the mobile support for the industry be removed from the App Store will only serve to support the theory that vaping is an issue of some kind. Obviously, this is false. However, the majority of the people who do not support vaping will be less inclined to see it that way. Instead, they will just examine and draw conclusions from what they see on the surface.
A wise course of action for anyone who is worried about the reputation of the community is to continue to promote the benefits of vaping and to debunk any misconceptions. People fear what they do not understand, so the best defence of the community is knowledge. Educating people on the benefits of vaping will no doubt be useful for ensuring that they form a more enlightened opinion.
To summarise, while this may not be the most pressing issue, it is one which we felt a need to address. The loss of support for any community is difficult because it shows the world that people are allowing ignorance and distrust to win. Instead of a careful examination of the facts, people have instead joined the many voices who claim that vaping is a serious issue. Should you choose to embrace vaping for what it is, Infinite Vapour has a selection of different kits, mods, accessories and e-liquids. There is everything within our selection that you could need for a satisfying experience.