Many casual cigar smokers and even those more committed to the art of cigar smoking, don't realise how important it is to store your cigars in a humidor.
A humidor is basically a storage device that is specifically designed to look after your cigars. It will maintain them at a certain level of humidity (near 70%) at a constant temperature (70°F or below).
Don't forget what a cigar actually is.... a set of cut, dried, fermented, leaves. In order for the cigar to maintain its unique flavour and strength, it needs to be kept in an environment that basically recreates the natural humidor that is Cuba! The humidor does just that and ensures that the cigars will continue to mature and improve over time, much like a fine wine in a wine cellar.