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California has announced a $20m public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping and will step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. The state’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, announced the actions Monday as part of an executive order. [...] On Monday, public health officials in Washington confirmed two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, bringing the state’s total cases to three. “This is now a statewide outbreak,” said Washington state health officer Kathy Lofy.