Cigarette manufacture dating codes
So, before you buy, how do you know you're purchasing something fresh?
A date code is printed on every pack and every carton.
9 = equals the year of production I hate stale cigarettes and stores which sell them so I hope this helps someone.
Remember to check while in the store as most retailers will not swap cigarettes or give refunds once you leave the store. Phillip Morris claims a 14 month shelf life of cigarettes which I would have agreed with a few years ago.
Always wondered about those codes and what a smoke would taste like if it way made today instead of sitting on a shelf for so many months.
I have been getting nothing but stale to very stale cigarettes for months don't know if it is the time of year or what.
Let's face it, we have all tried a value or discount brand and we can all pretty much say we have had a stale pack at least once.
I guess it is cheaper for them to lose a customer than to refine stale tobacco into recon.
I have toured discount and value factories before and I must say most of them produce a premium cigarette taste.
This white sticker is located on the front side of some wireless product PCB's.
Marlboro still uses julian date code system on their cigarette packs.
Since Marlboro has changed the lot stamp on cigarettes here is a quick how to for finding a stale pack before you leave the store.