I tried using the search function with very little results. My question is, is it better to remove both the ribbon and wax papers found in cab sized boxes (such as the various cohiba siglo/robusto's) or to leave them as is for long term storage? The reason I ask, is i'm afraid that the ribbon may absorb some of the oils given off from the cigar and that the wax might somehow blend itself into the cigar. I know MRN states that it is best to leave boxes intact as is but I don't know if that includes the removal of the ribbon and paper. Any help is much appreciated.