A CDC report says that 2,172 more cases of people with severe lung disease have been diagnosed who used vaping machines.
Apple stopped accepting new apps on the App Store that promoted vaping, showed vaping related news, etc since June this year.
However, the spokesperson for Apple also confirmed that apps can not be wiped from a user's iPhone, so if you've already got a vaping app of some kind on your phone, you'll still be able to use it. But as per the health experts as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such claims haven't proven scientifically.
"E-cigarettes are still fairly new, so we don't yet know how safe they are or if they help people stop smoking".
Some of the banned apps provided news and information about vaping.
As reported by Axios, Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said, "The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds Apple for taking this important step and doing its part to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic".
"We are grateful that Apple is joining with us and others on this historic day to stand against big Vape and their lies by removing all vaping apps in the App Store", American Heart Association chief executive Nancy Brown said in a released statement. "We're constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users' health and well-being". The company further added that "As of today, these apps are no longer available to download".