<< Now, answer this question - in a prep area, which of these two have
absolutely NO LEGITIMATE REASON to be there... a can of BP (any size), or a
dweeb holding a lit cigarette? >>
First off, I don't smoke so I wouldn't be the one doing it. Secondly, I
personally would not be overly concerned about someone else smoking in the
general vicinity while I'm prepping BP (unless they are REALLY close to the BP)
-- but that's just me. If someone else wants more safety margin than that, it's
fine with me. Just don't stick me with any "one size fits all" regulations.
Third, if someone is smoking while prepping their own rocket, well... it may
not be the brightest thing to do but it's their neck, not mine. As long as they
aren't endangering anyone else, it's nobody's business but their own. I don't
endorse or condone "nanny state" rules designed to protect people from the
consequences of their own actions.