In Moldova, smoking is common place. Smoking is possible in many establishments in Moldova, but not in Government buildings. Most upscale restaurants offer non-smoking sections; although often these sections are located adjacent to smoking areas with no real separation between them. Increasingly, in many newer restaurants and office buildings, smoking is prohibited.
Cigarettes can be purchased easily from supermarkets, convenience stores (alimentara), and kiosks that can be found on almost every street corner. Many restaurants and bars also sell cigarettes, even listing them on the menu. The price of a pack of cigarettes ranges from 8 to 30 MDL.
You must be over the age of 18 to purchase tobacco products in Moldova.
Moldova is not friendly to disabled travelers. Few buildings or attractions provide access to or services for disabled persons. Few, if any, taxi services can accommodate disabled passengers. However, larger hotels such as the Leogrand Hotel and Convention Center and newer buildings are accessible to disabled persons.