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Four reasons why cigars need to be humidified

Any cigar smoker knows that proper storage of cigars is critical to keeping smokes fresh. And the key environmental consideration in storage is the humidity level.  “Why is that,” you may ask? The reasons, though simple, are not always fully understood.  We offer the following explanations on why proper HUMIDITY level is the most important friend of any great cigar. Tobacco is a tropical plant.  In order to maintain the characteristics that make it such a joy to smoke, tobacco’s native environment must be recreated and maintained.  Most of North America doesn’t have the natural ambient humidity of Cuba, Honduras, the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua, so we must resort to artificial means to keep tobacco moist.  The solution?  A humidor. Cigars...

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