US billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledges US$160 million to fight vaping as death toll rises to six

Billionaire and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a US$160 million campaign to ban flavoured e-cigarettes in the United States following a spike in vaping deaths.At least six people have died in the US recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas.“This is an urgent health crisis, and tobacco companies are behind it,” said Bloomberg, a long-time anti-smoking activist who banned…

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