What's your strategy to get the health labels off your cigar boxes?


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As the title states what's your strategy to removing the health warning labels from cigar boxes? 

Do you use different techniques for dress boxes vs SLBs? 

Have a box of Monte 4s arriving shortly with health warnings from spain and would love to remove them. Is a blow dryer the best approach???

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4 minutes ago, benfica_77 said:

Peanut butter! lolll ?

Actually I’m serious about the PB. Try it. 

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Just now, Markspring1978 said:

Actually I’m serious about the PB. Try it. 

I believe you i remember as a kid using peanut butter to clean old coins, among other things like lemon juice. 

I will try it and keep you posted with the results. Thanks for the idea! :)

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Just now, benfica_77 said:

I will try it and keep you posted with the results.

For the record, “thin layer”. 

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Depending on the age of the box/stickers and how “good” they were put on, I was able to peel off the labels pretty good with no blow dryer on a box I got in Mexico. I was semi careful. I didn’t bother being careful too much and it came out pretty good. Just wanted the awful mouth cancer photos pasted all over the box gone. 

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Color me Ig’nant! When I read “health labels”, I was thinking “why do you care, just leave them on...”

I ain’t ever seen THAT sh*t! ?

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On 5/28/2020 at 6:09 PM, Chas.Alpha said:

Color me Ig’nant! When I read “health labels”, I was thinking “why do you care, just leave them on...”

I ain’t ever seen THAT sh*t! ?

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some countries have completely gone off the reservation with the labels and packaging.  I can only imagine the staff meetings where a board expresses their fear of a group of 17 year olds standing outside a Tobacco shop trying to get people to buy them the new La Flor de Cano Spanish Regionals ??‍♂️?

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I have some boxes from "gray" dealers with a variety of different European language warnings (that I can't translate) on them...rather amusing, actually.

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On 5/28/2020 at 10:42 AM, KavalanWhisky said:


Lighter fluid and an Iron....

I saw @pandyboy used lighter fluid to remove warning stickers on CC boxes, but never saw an iron for removing these annoying stickers. Do I have to empty the CC box if I use an iron and lighter fluid to remove obnoxious warning stickers?

Glad that CCs from our host don't have these health warning stickers! ?

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Isopropyl works every time 

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So I used my wife's blow dryer and systematically worked from one edge to another. There was a sticky residue left so I did use Isopropyl with a towel and just rubbed it on the sticky parts. Check if its still sticky after it dries out and then re-apply more isopropyl if need be. here's the before and after photos. Cheers! 

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On 5/31/2020 at 12:15 AM, Ken Gargett said:

when they started, hated them. now, i don't even notice them. it would never occur to me to bother spending time trying to get one off. 

Ken your way of life reminds me a lot of the honey badger. Just don't give an F and do what you like. Ken "honey badger" Gargett would be your boxing / mma nickname. 

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Well, this is taken more seriously than I would have thought!  

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1 hour ago, MasterYotti said:

Out of curiosity, what countries still apply labels like this to Cuban cigars?

All european countires...if you buy in Hong Kong...in Canada and Australia as well. So a lot lol

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4 hours ago, benfica_77 said:

Ken your way of life reminds me a lot of the honey badger. Just don't give an F and do what you like. Ken "honey badger" Gargett would be your boxing / mma nickname. 

we have a well known honey badger in australia, so already taken. he played for the wallabies so i am not going to compete for it. 

but thanks for the thought. 

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