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Selling Wine? No problem...Google loves you.
Selling Cigarettes? Forget it, not politically correct: your SOL.
The law on tobacco advertising has be changing recently (not sure about US)
News Article [media.guardian.co.uk]
It is not illegal to sell wine or to advertise it, tabacco, thats another story.
Not trying to force any type of advertising, just wanted to point our the disparity between what people view as acceptable these days.
Tobacco advertising on the internet is largely hit/miss. All PPC's allow it except for Google. Ask Jeeves wont allow it, Looksmart will. Lycos says it wont but grandfathered in certain sites. Yahoo used to pull in Over terms, now they have stopped.
The rights of the 50 million smokers in this country are constantly being restricted, who is fighting for those poor farm animals?
Google have also changed their rules in mid March too: they now will not accept any AdWords where the site has 'substantial' references to 'hard liquor'. The same applies to beer, tobacco, guns and knives. My annoyance is that they do not publish this information. For the moment I'm getting away with sherry and port too. Given the inconsistent nature of Google staff, I might have got a rogue reviewer, but I don't think so.
Overture is (for the moment still) accepting adverts for alcohol, including spirits aka 'hard liquor'. I'm sure that they have published that they do not accept tobacco products. I have no idea on their policy towards knives or guns.
FindWhat do not appear to have a policy on alcohol yet, but given their links with Lycos, I am sure that it is only a matter of time. I have no idea about tobacco / knives / guns here.