Smoking how many cigarettes a day would be considered an addiction? Lately my count has increased from 2-3 to 5-6 a day. This might not look very bad before chain smokers and addicts, but I feel like I'm slowly making my way there. I can't seem to quit because I moved in with my boyfriend and he smokes. Every time I see him fish out a cigarette I get cravings to join him. This has shot up my daily count to around 5-6. But when he is not around I can manage to survive the day without a smoke, ignoring the cravings. Is this to be considered addiction?