Can I Drink Alcohol and Eat Pork in Iran?

Can I Drink Alcohol and Eat Pork in Iran?

Drinking alcohol is against the law in Iran and no shops are permitted to sell it. Anyone caught in possession of alcohol faces arrest and in the case of a tourist face deportation.
 
In its latest report on the alcoholic drinks market in Iran the Euromonitor has reported that the alcoholic drinks market in Iran comprises only non-alcoholic beer as Islamic law forbids the consumption, manufacture and trade of alcohol in any form among Muslims. Such regulations have created very strong demand for non-alcoholic beer.
 
Anti-smuggling initiatives from the Iranian government, coupled with health awareness campaigns about the consumption of cola carbonates and campaigns encouraging the drinking of non-alcoholic beer, further boosted demand in 2014. Euromonitor
 
People in Iran tend to drink tea, Sharbat (a cool, sweet drink known as the world’s first soft drink) or doogh (a savoury yogurt drink).
 
Pork is not available. When it comes to meat most Iranians tend to eat chicken, beef or lamb, all of which are widely available.

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