Cigars first originated in the Caribbean islands. To keep them in their most natural state, store cigars in a warm, humid climate. The temperature should remain around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with between 60 and 70 percent humidity. Any extreme variation in temperature could cause the cigars to dry out, or create a climate that attracts weevils (also known as tobacco beetles). It is also important to keep your cigars in an airtight place. You may wish to purchase a humidor, a box specially designed to extend the life of your cigars. The best cigar is the cigar that has been properly stored and has retained its optimal flavors.