Websters Dictionary lists 27 words or phrases for the word smoke. Go to page 1109tenth edition to fact check:
“Small particles of carbon”
“Results from burning or moisture”
“Something of little substance”
“Something of little value”
Native Americans will not agree with the last. Smoke is an important substance to them. They burn bear berry, red willow, and tobacco and let the smoke rise as praise and gratitude for the Great Spirit.