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Smoking addiction, feeling of tightness in throat, redness on the back of the throat without lesions. Cause?

Hi, I am 23 and a smoker even though I hate to admit it. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed that my throat feels tight. I am constantly aware of it whether smoking or not. I have noticed a slight bit or redness in the back of my throat but no white lesion and nothing appears to be swollen despite the fact that it feels that way. What could this be and is it from smoking? I m concerned!
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

The redness and soreness in your throat can be due to many reasons. It can simply be due to irritation by smoke or may be due to presence of some infection. Try gargling with warm saline. If that does not help, please consult a doctor so that a local examination can be done and other possible causes ruled out. Also consider quitting smoking as smoking increases your risk of developing cancer and other disorders.

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