Seen the graphic images the FDA plans to include on cigarette packages?
Guess who's going to profit from these pictures? Companies that make cigarette cases. According to Britain's The Telegraph, sales of cigarette cases tripled in the first 10 months after the European Union slapped graphic labels on cigarette packs.
"The demand is unbelievable," the manager director of a cigarette case manufacturer told The Telegraph in 2003. "It is completely customer-driven. It seems that the health warnings are not having the desired effect and that instead of taking heed, smokers are wanting to cover them up."
Seems fair to assume there will be a similar reaction in the U.S.