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Can your lymph nodes in your neck swell from smoking and lead to tenderness and a sore throat?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Either because of intense inflammation from the cigarette smoke itself, or because smoking makes you more predisposed to both bacterial and viral throat infections.
You need to consider getting help with smoking cessation, not only for those symptoms, but for your overall health, longevity and happiness. It is tough up front, but the rewards are well worth it. There is considerable help available.

In brief: Yes

Either because of intense inflammation from the cigarette smoke itself, or because smoking makes you more predisposed to both bacterial and viral throat infections.
You need to consider getting help with smoking cessation, not only for those symptoms, but for your overall health, longevity and happiness. It is tough up front, but the rewards are well worth it. There is considerable help available.
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