Cigar Advisor Gives Advice On Safely Unpackaging Cigars

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with informative and entertaining content about cigars and a variety of other topics. The latest article is an update to their instructional Cigars 101 series, detailing how to safely remove cellophane from a cigar.

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Removing your cigars from their cellos should be the least of your problems, but sometimes, either out of laziness or impatience, many a cigar has not made it out of its cello alive.

The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published a new article to their informative Cigars 101 series, an advice column on how to safely remove cigars from their cellophane.

“Removing your cigars from their cellos should be the least of your problems, but sometimes a cigar refuses to come out,” writes Gary Korb, Cigar Advisor Executive Editor. “But there are a few ways to do it safely.”

Gary notes that the act of removing cigars from their cello wrappers is one of those things cigar smokers do almost without thinking. He also makes reference to why cigars are wrapped in cello: 1) to protect the wrapper leaves from being damaged, and 2) to keep the cigars fresh during shipping.

The most common method is to open the cello at the cigar’s foot and, according to Korb, “using your thumb and forefinger, gently push the cigar out from the head. This works most of the time, but sometimes the cigar refuses to come out. You almost can't blame it. You wouldn't want to come out of your house knowing that someone was going to set you on fire.” He also remarks that the most common reason why a cigar might not come out of its wrapper is because the cello is too tight – and recommends some useful ways to coax a cigar out without harming it.

“If the cello is really tight, do not force the cigar out,” Gary advises. “All cellos have a seam. Since you've already straightened-out the foot end of the cello, you can open it by peeling the cellophane apart at the seam. It will open like an unbuttoned shirt, and you can easily remove the cigar.” He describes another way to remove the cigar from the head end of the cello. “You'll notice that cellos are folded down flat at the top. Simply unfold the cello and gently pull the cello apart, or tear it open as you would a snack bar.” And noting that some wrappers can be a little stubborn, recommends snipping it open with some scissors. “Removing your cigars from their cellos should be the least of your problems, but sometimes, either out of laziness or impatience, many a cigar has not made it out of its cello alive.”

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