Apple Bans Vape Apps | Source: The Happy Campers
Vaping just got a little less tech-savvy, folks. That’s right – Apple has banned all vape-related apps from its App Store, leaving vape enthusiasts in the smoke.
The ban comes on the heels of a report by the CDC, which found that 42 people have died from lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use. Vaping has been getting a bad name over the past few months, and it looks like it’s only going to get worse.
So, what does this mean for vapers and the companies that rely on Apple’s App Store to add technology to their vaporizer devices? Let’s break it down.
The CDC Report: “42 People Have Died – That’s More Than the Number of Flavors at Your Local Vape Shop!”
The CDC report linking vaping to lung injuries and deaths is no laughing matter, but we can’t help but crack a joke or two. I mean, 42 people have died – that’s more than the number of flavors at your local vape shop!
All joking aside, the report is a serious wake-up call for vapers and anyone thinking about picking up the habit. The CDC and other experts have called the spread of vaping devices a public health crisis and a youth epidemic. And it looks like Apple agrees.
Apple’s Decision: “Looks Like Apple’s Not a Fan of Vaping – Maybe They Prefer Smoking Apples?”
In response to the CDC report, Apple has decided to ban all vape-related apps from its App Store. The ban applies to apps that sell vape cartridges, as well as apps that offer up vape-related news or provide controls for vape devices.
Looks like Apple’s not a fan of vaping – maybe they prefer smoking apples? All joking aside, the tech giant says it’s committed to curating the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps. And it’s constantly evaluating apps and consulting the latest evidence to determine risks to users’ health and well-being.
PAX’s Reaction: “Looks Like PAX Users Will Have to Resort to Old-Fashioned Buttons and Knobs – Like Cavemen!”
No Vape Apps for Apple | Source: The Happy Campers
Some companies, such as Storz & Bickel and PAX, relied heavily on Apple’s App Store to add technology to their vaporizer devices. PAX, in particular, creates several vaporizers that are designed to be controlled and customized through iOS and Android apps.
The now-banned PAX Mobile app allowed PAX vaporizer users to adjust the vaporizer temperature, set parental controls, verify the authenticity of cartridges, and change the colors of the lights on the devices.
So, how does PAX feel about Apple’s recent ban? Not too happy, it seems. The company says it respects Apple’s leadership, but it’s concerned that the ban prevents consumers in legal states from “having access to important information and the ability to better control their cannabis experience.”
Looks like PAX users will have to resort to old-fashioned buttons and knobs – like cavemen! But all is not lost. PAX says that all PAX devices can be used without the app, and the temperature can be changed on the device alone. Phew!
The Future of Vaping: “Will This Be the End of Vaping as We Know It? Or Will a New, Vape-Less Era Dawn?”
Apple App Store | Source: The Jarkarta Post
So, what does the future hold for vaping in light of Apple’s ban? Will this be the end of vaping as we know it? Or will a new, vape-less era dawn?
Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure – the ban is a clear sign that vaping is no longer the cool, hip thing it once was. It’s gone from being the edgy alternative to smoking to a potentially deadly habit that the government and the public are not taking lightly. Apple’s decision to ban all vape-related apps from the App Store is just the latest blow to the vaping industry.
While some vape companies are unhappy with the ban, others like PAX are taking it in stride. In a recent statement, PAX mentioned its commitment to delivering technology that enables adults to make educated, informed choices. The company’s new PodID feature is designed to offer consumers unprecedented access to information about the contents of vape pods, including cannabis strain information, terpene and cannabinoid profiles, and access to state-regulated lab results. This can ultimately help concentrate vaporizer users avoid illicit and phony cartridges.
But what does the future hold for the vaping industry? It’s hard to say for sure. But if recent events are any indication, it’s likely to face even more challenges in the coming years. From increasing regulation to public health concerns, the vaping industry has a long road ahead of it.
Apple thinks vaping is no longer the cool, edgy thing it once was!
- Apple’s ban on all vape-related apps is just the latest blow to the vaping industry
- Some vape companies, like PAX, are taking the ban in stride and focusing on delivering technology that enables adults to make educated, informed choices
- PAX’s new PodID feature offers consumers unprecedented access to information about the contents of vape pods, which can ultimately help concentrate vaporizer users avoid illicit and phony cartridges
- The vaping industry is facing increasing regulation and public health concerns, which means it’s in for a bumpy ride in the years to come