Selling a nicotine inhalation product to a minor will be illegal as of that point, carrying a maximum fine of €4,000 and a maximum jail sentence of six months.

Stephen Donnelly, the minister of health, praised everyone for their help in passing the Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Act and vowed to get the change into law before Christmas.

"It is my intention to start implementing the remaining Act measures in 2024, which include advertising, licencing, and vending machine regulations. Additionally, we will review the outcomes of our public consultation regarding the regulation of e-cigarettes and some creative suggestions for tobacco control," he said.

"I look forward to the results of our public consultation on the options for the further regulation of nicotine inhaling products, particularly around flavourings and packaging," said Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of Public Health, Wellbeing, and the National Drugs Strategy.

"Tobacco Free Ireland, our national tobacco control policy, has a strong emphasis on protecting youngsters, so I applaud this significant advancement in that regard.

"It's critical that young people are not drawn to these products because we know that vapers have a higher likelihood of becoming smokers later in life."