Martin Lindelöf writes:
Volume Scatter and Volume Absorption has been added for shading objects in Blender 2.8 Eevee. I guess this makes Eevee able to render smoke sims, but there could be many use cases for it. Also I ponder about the idea of having a check-box on light sources to enable/disable the light effect on volumetrics. Like there is for Shadows. Anyway this is Episode no. 17. Happy blending.