Is there a difference between being inveterate and being addicted?

When we consider addiction, we generally refer to a negative situation. However, being inveterate is regarded as more positively, less problematic on daily basis. For instance, theic or non-inhaling smoker are not considered as addiction but less problematic areas. However, when we think of signs of them, theic and non-inhaling smoker are not different at all.

These two have the same pattern of behavior in which the person tends to repeat the same behavior, shows sign of deprivation and develops more tolerance after a while. As a result, we mention about the same topic.