Smoke in dreams can represent passion, although it may not have ‘flared’ properly into being.
Smoke can also represent either cleansing – as with incense – or contamination of some sort.
If we are smoking tobacco or any other substance, we are trying to control our anxiety.
If we smoke in real life, but recognize in dreams that we no longer do so, we have overcome a difficulty.
Smokers who are attempting to give up in everyday life will often have many dreams focused around the issue of smoking.