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Hi there, naturally you will know how hard you braked and how intense the 'smoke' was - good, prudent advice has been given.
I would be inclined to think that what you saw was a combination of heat and dust from the brakes, plus a bit of debris from the tyres locking up (I'm sure your car doesn't have ABS).
Don't misunderstand what I'm saying - you have every right to be cautious, but I would be willing to bet that the brakes will prove to be fine (just maybe a few thousand miles taken off their lifespan). The fact that the car drew to a halt in a straight line (it did, didn't it?), should also give you a bit of confidence that they will check out fine.
Be prepared for the fast-fit places trying to sell you all sorts though - do you have a trusted mechanic you can get to inspect the car instead?
Just a couple of thoughts for you to consider...
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