Tuesday, a friend of my wife's relayed the story of a soldier in Iraq she knows who was smoking a cigarette. He took a puff, then held it in his hand, letting it rest at thigh level.
In the next instant he was shot in the leg. It seems snipers are taught to aim for the glow of the cigarette, assuming that's the head of the target.
The soldier vowed to quit smoking.
May God protect our soldiers in Iraq enduring these sorts of horrors.