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Bloomberg Vows to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, Fight Tobacco

Michael Bloomberg waits before addressing supporters in Austin, Texas on Jan. 11.

Michael Bloomberg waits before addressing supporters in Austin, Texas on Jan. 11.

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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg vowed Wednesday to ban all flavored e-cigarettes and move to reduce tobacco use and nicotine exposure.

The former New York mayor said the move was necessary to protect children who he says are targeted by tobacco companies with products designed to attract them.