Spiritually, smoke signifies prayer rising to heaven and is used with that significance in those belief systems that use incense. It also represents the raising of the soul to escape from space and time and the restrictions of the physical dimension. Consult the entries for fire, incense, rebel / revolution and tobacco for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Smoke in dreams suggests that there is a feeling of danger around, especially if we cannot locate the fire. As smoking in public become less acceptable, in dreams it may be seen as an act of rebellion or deliberately choosing to go against the norms of society. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is very common for ex-smokers to dream about smoking. This type of a dream could be called wish fulfillment or a compensatory dream.
The smoker misses smoking. He can not smoke during the day, and therefore he smokes in his dreams.
If you are dreaming about being surrounded by other people’s smoke, you may be experiencing some confusion and anxiety in daily life or in regard to a particular situation. Smoke or smoking usually depletes people of energy and hampers ones ability to think clearly and act directly with the issues at hand. See also: Cigarettes... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Vision: If you are the one smoking: you are dissatisfied with yourself and the world. Smoking in smoke-free areas: you are bent on getting your own way, regardless of the consequences. Watching others smoke: someone’s behavior is bothering you. Offering cigarettes to someone: you are getting closer to a person you have admired for a long time. Depth Psychology: See Cigar, Smoke, Tobacco.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you are smoking a cigarette, then this represents -sabotage and that you are allowing yourself ingest negative energy that is toxic, unhealthy, and dangerous for you. Smoking in a dream also represents a deeper need for a healthy way to relax and unwind, and to step out from behind the smoke screen and to start anew. See Cigarette.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(1) Smoking may be a substitute for other satisfactions, or a mechanism whereby we blot out certain things (e.g. emotions: fears, anger, etc.) from consciousness, and the dream may be telling us something about these things. (See Introduction, page 24).
(2) Alternatively, the dream may be asking us to question the self- image that our smoking helps to create or confirm.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Cigarette smoking is a hotbed of controversy in today’s society, such that the symbolic meaning attached to it can be complicated.
The media has always portrayed smoking as glamorous and sexy, though that is changing. Those who smoke may have a relationship with their smoking that runs the gamut from frustratingly addictive to apathetically indifferent to the consequences. Health-conscious nonsmoking individuals can be quite virulent in their objections, and many states and cities have banned smoking in public places altogether. Given these radically different perspectives, if a cigarette features prominently in your dream, you must use your own associations with smoking to arrive at an accurate interpretation. No matter what your personal focus is, the health risks associated with smoking make the symbolic meaning connect to making choices that are not impacted by your knowledge of the consequences.
The factor of addiction is an important element to consider. Smoking can represent any choice in life that is not healthy, but is difficult to avoid.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams