The Irish Government has been ordered to produce an electronic cigarette, which will be sold alongside tobacco cigarettes in the country’s shops and supermarkets.
The Irish Government’s decision to introduce electronic cigarettes was announced last month by the Department of Health and the Environment (DHETE).
The cigarettes will be available at all stores and supermarkets, and will be manufactured by the company Nescafé.
The announcement comes after a number of cigarette brands have been accused of being “disruptive” and “unhealthy”, including Altria and Philip Morris.
A spokeswoman for the department said that it was working to make the products as safe as possible and would soon be announcing the date on which they would be available to the public.
However, the Irish Independent reports that the Government has so far refused to reveal the size and shape of the cigarettes.
The Department of Industry and the Science (DIST) is responsible for approving electronic cigarettes and the company that makes them.
The company has previously been accused by a number local and national politicians of causing health problems and being “misleading” when it comes to warnings about the health risks of smoking.
According to the Irish Times, the Department said that they were not prepared to reveal details of the size of the electronic cigarettes until the product had been in development for a number.