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E Cigarettes in Google Shopping

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Hi everybody,

 

I want ask a question about the specific rules relating to e cigarettes on Google Shopping. When I search for e Cigarettes I see them come up in Google shopping.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=e%20cigs

 

However, on the Dangerous Products Policy section of Google Merchant Center lists 

Products designed to simulate tobacco smoking
  • Examples: Herbal cigarettes, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes

 

as prohibited products. I've also seen e cig juices posted on Google Shopping. I'd like some clarification on this policy. What can and can't e cig manufactures use Google Shopping to promote?

 

Thanks 

 

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Hi there;

I can't see that in my location, .If it were to be shown, it somehow "bypassed"  the  "product screening radar" and should be reported.

https://support.google.com/merchants/contact/policy?hl=en-GB&cfnti=lang.report_policy_vio_aw&cft=3

 

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Each country has there own set of rules and laws, So if you read the rules for your target country than do not add them as it would be a violation. Do note that if your in the US and targeting UK, you need to read the UK policy and not the US.

I suggest reporting the merchants that are doing something wrong below
https://support.google.com/merchants/contact/policy?hl=en&p=shop
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@Emmanuel F

In the case of tobacco products and products which facilitates smoking - those are prohibited globally regardless of the territory.

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6150004

 

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