22nd Century chases the tax breaks as VLN cigarettes expand across US states

VLN cigarettes could be on the market in as many as 18 US states within the next 12 months, manufacturer 22nd Century Group said during the presentation of its third quarter results.

The “very low nicotine” cigarettes are already available in Illinois and Colorado and the company expects to add Arizona, New Mexico and Utah soon. Utah and New Mexico have modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) tax benefits that 22nd Century Group could leverage – as was the case in Colorado, the company said.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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