I’ve always seen commercials for medications which advertise them to be “non-habit forming”. That doesn’t make sense to me. Anything that can be habit-forming. I can be in the habit of tying my right shoe first before my left shoe.
I think what they really mean is that these medications are not addictive.
So why don’t they say that the medication is not addictive? Is there a difference in this context, between “addictive” and “habit-forming”?