hello and welcome to HCM,
A pain in the ear along with pain in the neck or throat with a history of smoking
is not a healthy sign even if your ear pain
has subsided. To be on the safer side do the following:
1. Stop smoking as soon as possible, i did not mention immediately because i know thats not possible! Also on immediate cessation, the withdrawal symptoms
will be severe.
2. Get an Upper GI endoscopy
done to be on the safer side that there is no lesion in the throat
3. Avoid spicy, oily and cold
food and fluids.
4. Take a regular healthy diet and avoid caffeine and alcohol
get well soon and do not strain when you speak
Dr Sriram Nathan