Anecdotal sources suggest that cigarettes have a one year shelf life (still depends on storage conditions). That is when their reps pull them from the retail shelves.
What we found is that most cigars have a 'best by date'. It has a date code stamp on each pack. The code printed on bottom of pack mostly have a letter, then a 3 digit Julian date, followed by a letter, then a number which is the last number of the year manufactured.
Find out how to read expiration dates on cigarettes here.
Smoking brings on a number of health risks, but quitting the habit can prove exceedingly difficult. Therefore, a great deal of research has looked into helping people stop the unhealthy behavior.
Check out these science-proven ways to help you quit smoking shared by Livescience.com.