The thing i really like about Cigar Aficionado is that (a) they normally have some really well written, and well researched articles and (b) the information they provide is useful to cigar lovers of all levels of experience, from the newbie to the (relative) vet like myself.
This particular article caught my eye, as i was searching for the answer to the question of whether to leave cellos on my cigars or not.
A. Cellophane serves several purposes on a cigar—in states that require each cigar to have a warning label, it makes this notification much easier to accomplish, and it prevents damage to the cigars from excessive handling in cigar shops. But once you’ve bought the cigar and are placing it in your humidor, we recommend you remove the cellophane. Cellophane will prevent humidity from reaching the cigar, and you’ll find the cigars will respond to humidification better if the overwrap has been removed.