BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 22nd Century Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XXII), a leading agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to improving health with reduced nicotine tobacco, hemp/cannabis, and hops advanced plant technologies, today announced that starting in September the Company will initiate placement for VLN® reduced nicotine cigarettes in thousands of accounts across Colorado with Eagle Rock Distributing Company, a wholesale partner of Anheuser-Busch. The partnerships will bring 22nd Century’s proprietary VLN® brand premium tobacco cigarettes to new, regional and national chains, and independent accounts statewide. VLN® smokes, smells, and tastes like a cigarette but contains approximately 95% less nicotine than conventional cigarettes, a level shown to be non-addictive. As noted on the packaging, VLN® is the only cigarette in the world purposefully designed to “Help You Smoke Less.”

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