Cigar Humidification

Can you Store Cigars in Factory Boxes Long-term?

Q. I just purchasedthree boxes of cigars and was about to put them in long term storage, but I'm unsure if I should leave the cello wrapper on the box, and if I should leave the cigars in the factory box while storing.
- Josh C.

A. For long term storage, you can leave everything intact. Removing the cello wrap on the box is optional. In either case, as long as the cigars are properly humidified, they'll be OK. I would also reccommend that for long term storage, especially if you're keeping them in their boxes, the cigars be stored at a cooler temperature, preferably closer to 60 degrees.

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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