Should I store cigars without the cellophane?

Should I store cigars without the cellophane wrapper?

To cellophane or not to cellophane. This is a subject of controversy among cigar smokers. Manufacturers wrap their cigars in cellophane to protect the delicate wrappers during shipment. Some experts claim that cigars will breathe better and age more quickly if stored without the cellophane wrapper.

Whether you take the wrapper on or off is a matter of preference. Cellophane is porous and will allow your cigars to age. They will also help your cigars maintain their humidity. Keeping the cellophane on is a good idea if you travel with your humidor or if you open your humidor very frequently. Some like to leave the cellophane on to limit the exchange between different tastes and aromas inside the humidor.

By Luzzie Normand
Co-Founder & Editor; Neptune Cigars Inc.
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Thanks to all for your input. For some of us your experience is most valuable.
I have always left the cellophane on the cigars that come wrapped; and I have never had a problem with dry cigars. If you maintain your humidor properly (and are patient), wrapped cigars are just as wonderful as unwrapped ones in my experience. With all due respect to the previous author, smoking a cigar days after purchase is way too soon. I give all my cigars at least a month in the humidor before smoking.
Thank you for the succinct information! I had been leaving the cellophane on my cigars, but a lot of them still seem dry - even after several days (some of them weeks) in the humidor. I removed all cellophane in three of my humidor, and the cigars seem to taste a lot better. I made sure to group by flavor. The Kentucky Fire Cured stay in the cellophane; they have very strong and different flavors.
byI was wondering about this. Nice to see it covered in such depth.
Love the Cellophane resolution. Make the most sense of anything I've read. :)
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I wasn't aware of cellophane being porous however I prefer my cigars Naked in the humidor. I do leave a few with the wrapper on to transport them to keep the humidity level near seventy or so.