Originally Posted by PiccoloNamek
Number one, cigarette tobacco is already incredibly dry is does not need to be humidified. If anything, this will help to ruin it. Only cigars need to stay humidified. Two, it is common knowledge that keeping cigarettes in the refrigerator increases their useful lifespan. I am not quite sure why, but I have verified it experimentally. They keep their flavor much longer than a box of cigarettes sitting out in the open. Third, because moisture condenses onto cool surfaces, silica packets (or some other kind of desiccant) are necessary to keep moisture from forming on or in the tobacco box, or god forbid, on the cigarettes themselves.
i really do, respectfully,of course, disagree. tobacco is tobacco. a cigar is tobacco wrapped in a tobacco leaf, a cigarette is tobacco wrapped in paper (often with a filter tip).
i make my own smokes with a supermatic machine, and keep them in a plastic humidor. while it is easier to stuff them when they are less humidified, they smoke better when they are "moist". it is a simple fact that warmer air can hold more moisture than colder air (that's how dehumidifiers work, iiuc).
seems to me that that makes the fridge or the freezer a bad place to put a substance that "likes" to be moist.
smoke 'em if you got 'em!