I have always had an interest in antique and vintage Tobacciana. I especially love the amazing and highly decorated tobacco jars. I found the below article on collecting Tobacciana and it explains what collecting Tobacciana is all about.
Tobacciana is a category of collectibles which include tobacco and its various forms, as well as all smoking related items or products. In fact Tobacciana also includes paper collectibles involved with tobacco products, which includes advertising collectibles, posters, collectible matchbooks and matchboxes and cigarette cards. Collecting Tobacciana could involve collecting everything that falls under this category or just specific categories such as Camel cigarette collectibles, collectible lighters, collectible ashtrays or even collectible match safes or Vestas.
The hobby goes back to as far back as 1780s, when the first tobacco advertisements began to appear. These eye catching advertisement collectibles are the most valuable of all the Tobacciana collectibles. Apart from this collecting Tobacciana also involves the popular hobby of collecting cigar labels, collectible match safes, and popular brands such as Camel cigarette collectibles or Marlboro cigarette collectibles.