No, the smoker in me has repented, not died.
The unbeliever is held to the elementary principles of the world, (sin) We are no longer held responsible for those sins. They were abolished, dead in Christs death.
It has been appointed to man to die once. Hebrews 9:27. Which we know is not eternal, "But after this comes judgement.
If there are deaths that, in your opinion, are real, and deaths that are symbolic, and it is appointed to man to die ONCE, which are symbolic, and which is real?
Well, I have seen men die, so I'll go with that one.