Because I have never looked at cigarette packets before, I had no idea where to find the expiration date. Do cigarettes expire or not? I’m curious; what are your thoughts?
Do cigarettes expire ever?
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The tobacco production company does not list the expiry date detail on cigarette packets. Therefore it’s tough to decide when the cigarette packet was made. But the tobacco company labels the cigarettes packages with the internal systems, called Julian codes. These code numbers inform you of the location, production date, and the type of tobacco used to make them. By seeing this Julian code, you can discover the production time of the cigarette.
Cigarettes do not expire, but they perform below when it is old. An old and spoiled cigarette may lose the moisture in its tobacco. It tastes different and can be difficult to enjoy.
A man smoking 80 year old cigarette and sharing the experience
I have learned somewhere that the WHO (World Health Organization) suggests not to include expiry dates on cigarettes packets. This points to buyers understanding that the product is safe to use before it expires. Also, in my experience, I have never seen the expiration period published on cigarettes. So, I can say cigarettes do not expire.
Yes, cigarettes do expires in my personal experience. Oxygen exposure and time can harm its taste and freshness.
Just because cigarette companies do not add an expiry period on the packet doesn’t indicate it will not expire or damage.
You can watch the above video posted by JohnBaken. In the video, the guy is experimenting 80 years old cigarettes and telling the taste is different.
Yes, I agree with you that cigarettes do expire. I felt strange tastes and smell while smoking old cigarettes many times. That’s because it was expired but it does not damage like bread or fruits. It also goes stale if you keep the packet open for a long time.
No, the cigarettes never expire, but the smoking person passes shortly if they smoke regularly. Cigarettes are not marked with an expiry date doesn’t mean they do not expire.
You can check the staleness of any cigarettes by testing them. If its taste is soft with unusual flavors, it is considered spoiled. Also, you can rub with two fingers to see if tobacco easily comes out or not. Also, you can feel the softness of tobacco, and if it is too soft and soggy, it might be stale.
Although cigarette packets have a production date and a “Best Before” tag, they do not necessarily expire.
Cigarettes do not expire like other foods and beverage products, but they can become stale. Take a cigarette and rub your fingers together to see if tobacco is getting out. This is a symptom of staleness. Cigarettes are expected to have stale if the smell is softer. It should always taste fresh and be nice.
Sources confirmed that high-quality cigarettes are delivered after particular processing to stop fungal growth. However, analysis has shown that the product goes stale after some time.
Do cigarettes really expire – Watch the video
It does not expire and spoils like milk kind of thing but they do dry out and they do lose their taste over time. But the question is “how long cigarettes stay good for”. About one and a half to two years old cigarettes seem like pretty good to me but that’s for a pack of cigarettes that is packaged.
I’ve smoked a pack of six-month-old cigarettes before that was open for about six months. I just found it under my bed one day and tried it and they were absolutely horrible and dry.
I fully believe cigarettes do eventually, go bad but they don’t go bad
like food does.
Cigarettes don’t really go bad that even if you forget for about six months while the taste might be gone. You can still get a buzz from it with the American spirit yellows that I gave a nice example earlier for my six month old cigarette pack those didn’t taste very good they were very brittle.
Few days before one of my friends asked me the same question do cigarettes expire?
The question confused me and I searched for it on the internet. And finally reading the above all answers, I am pretty much sure that cigarettes do not have expiry dates. But it could be damaged after few months if it’s the open packet. And we can determine it by its taste and softness.
Well, I have some different experiences regarding the expiration date of the cigarette pack. I have read all the answers here saying that the tobacco company does not write the expiry or manufacture date on the pack.
I checked the cigarette pack that I have. In the American product, I did not see the manufactured date on the packet. But I have another cigarette pack that I had bought in Nepal that has a manufactured date.
I had traveled to Nepal last month, where I bought a pack of cigarettes called “Surya”. It has written the manufactured date in small text. I have attached its photo here, please check it out.
Melinda T. Morris
“Do cigarettes expire” is the unthinkable question as most people get confusing. Cigarettes don’t expire, and they get old. When a cigarette goes lifeless, it has lost its dampness in the tobacco and tastes in an unexpected way. Cigarettes usually don’t go flat except if the pack has been opened, and it generally requires around two days. Cigarettes don’t have a termination date imprinted on them.
The World Health Organization suggests that tobacco bundling ought not to be permitted to list a termination date since this persuades customers to think that it’s “protected” to consume the item before the expiry date; however, because cigarettes don’t contain a lapse date on their bundling doesn’t mean they won’t ever turn sour. While smoking expired cigarettes isn’t exactly any more awful for you than smoking new ones, time and oxygen openness can adversely affect the flavor and newness of your cigarettes.