No. Laughing and smiling are two different things in English and all the languages I know. I have checked Ukrainian on Google Translate and it uses the word "сміятися" for "smile". Out of curiosity, does your native language use the same word for "smile" and "laugh" ?
Some slavic languages use similar sounding words like smíchat, which can mean smile or laugh depending on the language or context, so while smiling/,laughing are different in English, I know where that dude is coming from