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Short Filler

Used mainly in machine-made cigars, short-filler tobacco (also known as picadura, or chop) consists of chopped scraps of leaf. Short filler burns quicker and hotter than long filler. A small number of cigars are made by hand with a blend of short and long-filler tobaccos. These are known as mixed-fill cigars or Cuban sandwiches.