"The body responds to stings by liberating fluid from the blood to flush venom components from the area. This causes redness and swelling at the sting site"
Smoking tobacco dilates your blood vessels.
Ive noticed lately, (I got stung 2 days ago well 3 now I guess) that when I smoke my sting site tingles, and my hairs stand up more in this site. Is this because of the increased blood flow? Would smoking cause the swelling to get larger? Because my arm is swollen pretty good and Ive had a few more cigarettes than I usually do. Last time I got stung it barely swelled. Could this even increase the time it takes for it to heal, theirs more blood flow, so theirs more "flushing" going on.
Save me the lecture about smoking I already know.