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Tobacco Violation not Enforced

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I have mentioned this before with NO intervention.  It makes no sense to me at all.  Your policy on tobacco is VERY clear.  So how do you explain why you allow the following:

 

A search on HUMIDORS brings up this ad:

 

Premium Humidors - Humidors at Wholesale Prices‎
www.premiumhumidors.com
Same Day or Next Biz Day Shipping! 

http://www.premiumhumidors.com/?gclid=CO6Qi9aH08ACFWoR7AoddGQASQ

 

Within 1 click of the landing page, I am brought to tobacco that is for sale on the following URLS:

 

http://www.premiumhumidors.com/shop/cigars/gurkha-on-sale-now-/gurkha-vintage-shaggy-churchill.html

http://www.premiumhumidors.com/shop/humidors/gift-set-humidors/artisan-walnut-humidor-cigar-package....

 

Explain to me how this doesn't violate your TOS?  A minor could EASILY purchase tobacco from this company because you allowed their ads to show.

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Re: Tobacco Violation not Enforced

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generally, the promotion of tobacco-alternatives are
not allowed -- while tobacco-accessories are allowed.

also, physical-products, landing-pages, websites, and keywords,
may have different restrictions depending on the policy details.

however, google is the final arbiter of all policies --
and tends not to comment publicly on the status
of private accounts or ongoing investigations of
individual advertisers.