2. Smokin’ Not
Sorry if you thought you could puff away on a cigar while sipping a caipirinha. They’ve really cracked down on tobacco control laws in recent years. If you’re hankering for a smoke in Brazil, it’s illegal to do so in any enclosed public place, including restaurants and bars. However, there are a few spots where you can enjoy that tobacco high as often as you like, like a private home, public parks, soccer stadiums, streets, and religious buildings if it is part of the ritual. Surprisingly, you can also light up in a health care institution providing you have a doctor’s approval.