It was different when I first joined the army.
It was smoking if you got 'em.
During smoke brakes, we smoked. Non smokers were put on details, (picking up our butts).
The VC/NVA couldn't smell our smokes over the crap that they smoked.
Besides we had ponchos to cover our smoking.
I was assigned a new be one time. We were set up in our position and I was teaching him how to smoke without being detected. All went well until he flipped the lit but in front of our position.
I promptly administered corporal punishment.
Any way my smoking comment was a joke. I shot depite of my smoking, not because of it.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071