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can sore throat lead to lung infection

I smoked cigarettes for almost a year and 1 month ago I got bacterial pharangitis in my throat now after 1 month of treatment I felt some pain towards left side of my chest actually below the chest and at the back also at the same spot.Can sore throat lead to lung infection or is it something more serious or can later lead to something serious.I still don't have my sore throat cured completely but my lungs doctor says stop the medicine and eat what I have pres.it wll cure both PLEASE HELP ME.
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