dfcThe main use for dark-fired tobacco is in the production of snuff, chewing tobacco, and pipe blends. Dark-fired leaves are subjected to smoke from smouldering wood during the early stage of curing. The type of wood used is very important in determining taste and grown.

Cured leaves are very dark in colour and are long and heavy bodied.

The only significant world producers are the U.S., Poland, Malawi, Italy and Tanzania.