How do you use the smoke material as a ribbon particle?

Pretty much i made a ghost monster that has a trail of smoke that he leaves behind. I want to use the smoke material effect in the starters content but for some reason when I use it in a ribbon particle it turns invisible. I can use other materials that iv created but I can’t seem to use the smoke material.

Could anyone tell me how I can make the smoke material be usable in ribbon trails?

Thanks in advance!