It seems that the price of cigarettes goes up every day. Buying cigarettes in bulk helps defray some of the rising costs but presents the problem of keeping cigarettes fresh. Fortunately, a few steps help you keep cigarettes fresh for much longer.
Keep cigarettes in their sealed packaging after you buy them, since the seal and foil that the cigarettes come wrapped in are the first and best method for keeping your smokes in good condition.
Put the cigarettes in a bag in the fridge for short-term storage or, if you want to keep the cigarettes fresh for up to 6 months, you can place them in the freezer. Be aware, though, that putting the cigarettes in the freezer may dry them out.
Buy a cigarette pack holder that can keep your cigarette packs from getting wet or crushed as you carry a pack around in your pocket or a bag. Check out cigarette pack holders from Pazyryk Limited to find a nicely designed item that keeps the cigarettes fresh.
Store the cigarettes in a dark room and place a dehumidifier in the room to keep your cigarettes at optimal quality for a long time. Monitor the temperature and humidity level so that the cigarettes remain in a good environment.
Attempt to keep cigarettes for less than 6 months since keeping opened tobacco for longer than this period results in stale and even moldy cigarettes that taste bad and can be more harmful to your health than fresh cigarettes.
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