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CHART: 22nd Century Group Vs. Its Tobacco Peers YTD

|Includes: BTI, JAPAF, MO, PM, VGR, 22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII)

Today's chart of the day compares 22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE:XXII) with its peers in the tobacco industry.

Earlier this morning, 22nd Century released an overview of the company's game changing technology regarding nicotine reduction in cigarettes.

According to this release, the "FDA plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels “could save more lives than any other act of a governmental agency."

Whether or not that last statement is true, 22nd Century's innovations in the tobacco space coupled with the company's innovations in the industrial hemp space pushed it far above its tobacco industry peers.