... there can be smoke without fire, well unless you count the glowing end of an incense stick as fire.
This is an example of nice idea, shame about the photo. Getting the lighting sorted to show up the smoke and not overpower the ember was a nightmare. Anyway here it is. Lit with a halogen lamp via a reflector to give some depth, room light provided overhead lighting. Processed in C1, white balance sorted and curves tweaked, Final messing in PS, resized, sharpened and framed.
If I've managed to type this I've obviously recovered from the lungs full of incense smoke.