Smokers are prone for upper airway
and chest infection
, which can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes. I suggest you cut down or consider quitting smoking
, ideally with professional help and / or nicotine
substitution therapy. Research suggest that the chances of successfully quitting smoking is high with help and professional input and low without. Also it would be important to see an EBT specialist for further evaluation and examination. In the mean time steam inhalation and hot water eagle may ease of the inflammation / infection the throat.