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Large competitor allowed to advertise what I cant?

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Hi

I was told I categorically cannot advertise my e-cigarette company via adwords. But a large competitor is allowed to? I thought they may have been chancing it, then remembered how strict adwords is and I know you would have picked up on it by now as its been running for weeks!

 

Their ad HERE

 

Please tell me that adwords dont allow money to talk and bend the rules for those with big budgets

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi Greg - are you certain that it is an AdWords ad? there are other display ad networks

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Hi David,

I have seen the image its showing ad-choice symbol

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Hi Greg,

Please copy the URL and paste Here.

Click on the Right Mouse button and copy link address.

Then paste your URL here.
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I will need to wait for it to pop up again, But im telling you 100% it is o googles ad network.

If I even mention e-cig on my advert or lander, boom account suspended. I find it funny how a large company with deep pockets are allowed though.
The thing I find just as interesting is that its been classified as tobacco in googles terms, where as in the UK they may even become available on the NHS, Mind you I dont have such deep pockets as others out there to get google to bend the rules