How long for a severe sore throat to heal?

I got a really bad sore throat from smoking a cigarette in the rain, it wasn’t like a normal sore throat, it felt like a spot in my throat was injured and raw and bleeding, it hurt really bad, but I haven’t smoked in two days and my chest still feels “Dewey” like there’s moisture in it and I’m coughing phlegm, I’m... show more I got a really bad sore throat from smoking a cigarette in the rain, it wasn’t like a normal sore throat, it felt like a spot in my throat was injured and raw and bleeding, it hurt really bad, but I haven’t smoked in two days and my chest still feels “Dewey” like there’s moisture in it and I’m coughing phlegm, I’m never going to smoke cigarettes again, but how long until my body heals it? They say it takes 72 for sports injuries to heal, but I don’t think I’ll be better by then
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