Whether or not to remove the cigars from their individual tubes is really a matter of preference. With or without tubes, the cigars should still benefit from being in the humidor. Removing the cigar from the tubes would obviously provide more direct exposure to the humidification, and cigars in tubes will benefit to varying degrees, based on how tightly sealed the tubes are. In the case of the Grand Marnier 652 Torpedo, they appear to be sealed up pretty well. At the end of the day, it's really what you prefer. I would suggest doing a little test, put one with the tube, and one without the tube inside your humidor for a week or so, and see which one produces a more desirable result.
By Marcus on Feb 28, 2011