REGISTRATION NO. 333-69294

                 PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT NO. 16 DATED MAY 2, 2003
                    (TO PROSPECTUS DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2001)

                                VECTOR GROUP LTD.



         This prospectus supplement supplements the prospectus dated September
28, 2001 of Vector Group Ltd. relating to the sale by certain of our
securityholders (and their transferees, pledgees, donees and successors) of our
6 1/4% Convertible Subordinated Notes due July 15, 2008 and the common stock
issuable upon conversion of the notes. You should read this prospectus
supplement in conjunction with the prospectus, and this prospectus supplement is
qualified by reference to the prospectus, except to the extent that the
information in this prospectus supplement supercedes the information contained
in the prospectus.

         The table of selling securityholders contained on pages 44 to 47 of the
prospectus is hereby amended to add the following additional selling

                                Principal Amount of                          Number of Shares of     Percentage of
                                 Notes Beneficially       Percentage of       Common Stock That      Common Stock
Name                           Owned That May Be Sold   Notes Outstanding      May Be Sold(1)       Outstanding(2)
------------------------------ ----------------------- -------------------- ---------------------- ------------------
Jefferies & Company, Inc.            $1,460,000 (3)            1.1%                  48,488                *

*     Less than 1%.

(1)   Assumes conversion of all of the securityholder's notes at a conversion
      price of $30.11 per share of common stock. The initial conversion price of
      $36.531 per share has been adjusted to reflect a cash dividend of $0.40
      per share of common stock and a 5% stock dividend paid by us on September
      28, 2001, a cash dividend of $0.40 per share of common stock and a special
      dividend in the form of 0.348 of a share of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial
      Services Inc. common stock paid by us on December 20, 2001, cash dividends
      of $0.40 per share of common stock paid by us on March 28, 2002, June 28,
      2002 and September 27, 2002, a 5% stock dividend paid by us on September
      27, 2002 and cash dividends paid by us on December 30, 2002 and March 28,
      2003. The conversion price is subject to further adjustment as described
      under "Description of Notes-Conversion Rights" and, as a result, the
      amount of common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes may increase
      or decrease in the future.

(2)   Calculated based on Rule 13d-3(d)(i) of the Exchange Act using 36,962,073
      shares of common stock outstanding as of May 1, 2003. In calculating this
      amount, we treated as outstanding the number of shares of common stock
      issuable upon conversion of all of that particular securityholder's notes.
      We did not assume, however, the conversion of any other securityholder's

(3)   The notes shown in this prospectus supplement as owned by Jefferies &
      Company, Inc. are in addition to the $37,910,000 principal amount of notes
      previously reported in this prospectus as owned by such holder.

         Investing in the notes and our common stock involves risks, which are
described under "Risk Factors" beginning on page 11 of the prospectus.

         Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities
commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this
prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a
criminal offense.


             The date of this prospectus supplement is May 2, 2003.