How to create fake smoke


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Hi Guys,

Any suggestions would be helpful.
I am filming a PSA for class on the dangers of idling your car, and need some black or darker colored smoke to come out my exhaust pipe. Does anyone know a simple way to cheat this? I don't have access to a fog machine. I debated maybe putting some ash in my tail pipe and hope that it is blown out when the car starts. Any ideas?
Maybe it would be easier to fake in post, but i'm not very experienced with animation of special FX. I do have some experience with motion, and know that Premiere has a few video effects.