Yes, while i am smoking more frequently, i wouldnt call it an addiction. I have gone on vacations and trips that a 3 weeks long and i had no trouble stopping smoking. From what i heard, in cigarettes, there are chemicals in them that get you addicted to them more so than the nicotine, that is why nicotine patch or gum treatments to try to stop smoking rarely work, and thats also why people can get reluctant to switch brands or kinds of cigarettes because they are afraid that it might not satisfy their craving of those chemicals. Personally, i dont smoke cigarettes so its hard to tell you first hand about an addiction to them. But with hookah, stopping is really not that hard.