Different times indeed - 100 years ago ‘home comforts’ definitely included tobacco.
“Sir, I should be glad if you could spare me some space in your columns to say that Lady Sclater, the wife of the Adjutant-General, has asked me to help her by making known in Horsham the work of the S.S.S. or ‘Smokers for Soldiers and Sailors’, an association for providing tobacco, pipes and cigarettes for the soldiers and sailors in our hospitals.
“They do not ask for large subscriptions, but feel that there are numbers who would willingly and gladly give up a ‘fill’ to those who have been bravely serving their country in their weary hours of suffering or convalescence. M.J. Hurst, Horsham Park”