Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): AUGUST 14, 2003

                                VECTOR GROUP LTD.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

                  1-5759                              65-0949535
         (Commission File Number)        (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 100 S.E. SECOND STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA                       33131
 (Address of principal executive offices)                 (Zip Code)

                                 (305) 579-8000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

ITEM 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information

         (c)      The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current
                  Report on Form 8-K.

                  EXHIBIT NO.          EXHIBIT
                  -----------          -------

                  99.1                 Press Release issued August 14, 2003

ITEM 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

                  On August 14, 2003, Vector Group Ltd. announced its financial
results for the quarter ended June 30, 2003. The full text of the press release
issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this
Current Report on Form 8-K.

                  The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the
Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject
to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by
reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act,
except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.



                  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                 VECTOR GROUP LTD.

                                 By: /s/ JOSELYNN D. VAN SICLEN
                                     Joselynn D. Van Siclen
                                     Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: August 14, 2003