Apple removed all vaping-related apps from its App Store on November 15, 2019, siding with experts who call vaping “a public health crisis” and “a youth epidemic.”

The vaping apps were giving users many features in bluetooth enabled vaping devices for example setting the temperature or access to social networks on number of times they smoked e-cigs. The App Store has never permitted the sale of vaping cartridges through apps.

“We’re constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence to determine risks to users’ health and well-being,” Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in a statement. Evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was used to remove the apps which linked the usage to deaths and lung injuries recently.

On Nov. 8 2019, CDC officials announced a “breakthrough” discovery, saying they identified vitamin E acetate in the lung fluids of 29 people sickened in the outbreak of dangerous vaping-related lung injuries. The finding points to the oil as a likely culprit in the outbreak. CDC’s discovery might cause other businesses to stop selling these vaping devices as country’s teenagers are gripped by this epidemic.