My doctor told me today that the reason my sore throat will not go away is because I have a secondary infection from acid reflux due to smoking. He put me on amoxi for 10 days and told me to put the smokes down. I've already been working on that. Doing pretty good w/ 1/2pack a day considering I was a 1 1/2 pack a day person last year. Have any of you had smoking cause a sore throat like this in relation to acid reflux. I'm just worried it could be something else.