Gears & Gadgets

Apple bans vaping apps from the iOS App Store

Enlarge / Woman smoking electronic cigarette. BSIP/UIG/Getty Apple has removed all 181 vaping-related apps from the iOS App Store, Axios reported on Friday morning. The move follows rising concern about the possible health impacts of vaping. Some of the banned apps provided news and information about vaping. Some were vaping-themed games. There were also apps […]

Emerging Tech

Washington becomes the latest state to seek ban of flavored vaping products

Following 12 recent deaths and hundreds of illnesses that are being blamed on vaping, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee is seeking to impose an emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette products. The state would join Michigan and New York in banning flavored products, while Massachusetts has halted all sales of e-cigarettes for four months. The Washington ban […]

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Walmart and Sam’s Club will stop selling e-cigarettes as vaping deaths rise

Scott Olson/Getty Images Walmart will no longer sell e-cigarettes, the company announced Friday amid a growing number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses. “Given the growing federal, state, and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club U.S. locations,” the […]