Although being a boozer and a smoker can be a deadly combination it is best not to try quitting both alcohol and cigarettes at the same time, especially if they are long standing habits.
Give yourself the best chance of success by staying focused and quitting alcohol or cigarettes.
The Metro has some figures which may persuade you to join the quitting teams in October 2015:
Macmillan Cancer Support found that the British public spends £2.6million on alcohol every hour, or £1.9billion a month. Last year, it calculated Britons spend just under £66 a month on booze on average.
You can also sign up for Stoptober here
There is nothing wrong with just doing it alone but signing up, having support and raising money for good causes may just give your will power the lift it needs to succeed.
Good luck to all.
Some areas had improved and areas in London such as Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Haringey are no longer included in the 'deprivation' lists.
But 9 of the 10 cities listed in the image are in the north of England: Birmingham is not although it is not part of the traditional and wealthy south of England.
Kingston-Upon-Hull will be the country's City of Culture in 2017 and the hope is that will vastly improve the city; it should bring investment into the city and for once put the place in the headlines for all the right reasons.
The city has battled since WWII and probably even before war broke out.
Its Blitz' record was given a government blanket ban for years and even today few people outside of the city realise the tremendous price locals paid during Herr Hitler's bombing campaigns.
The famous Cod wars in the North Atlantic ultimately ended the city's prime industry of fishing and its associated trades.
During the 2008 global economic crisis the caravan trade that had begun to help turn the city's economy around was devastated.
A huge number of people are employed in the public sector in Hull; current Tory government plans could therefore slash jobs and increase the city's jobless totals yet again.
But the city and its people continue to bounce back time and time again. But should there really be any surprise that Hull is third place in the "Proportion of 'most deprived' areas (%)" of the country?
English indices of deprivation 2015
But as he winds his way back to the Vatican City the U.S.A. is hotting-up bombing campaigns around the world.
World leaders have been chewing the fat about the long standing war in Syria, whether that country's leader, Assad, should be removed immediately or in time and how to tackle the violence that has come with the rise of an Islamic State in more than one country.
Then there is the mass migration of refugees that so often follows a war, but is ongoing right now. But the fear that refugee groups are infiltrated with economic migrants and terrorists is adding to the chaos.
Israel and Palestine are no nearer a peaceful co-existence and there have been clashes again with the al-Aqsa Mosque at the heart of the latest flare up; Israeli security forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and fought with Palestinian worshippers.
As Al Jazeera reports "According to a 50-year long agreement, Jews and people of other religions are allowed to enter the compound between 7:30am and 11:30am local time, but are not allowed to pray. Palestinian worshippers, however, said that far-right Jews have been provoking them by praying, thus violating the agreement."
Monday in Afghanistan Taliban members stormed a city, Kunduz, and released hundreds of prisoners. The impact on any type of peace and the daily life of citizens from such action is obvious.
Tuesday a Washington Post headline announces "U.S. military launches airstrike on Kunduz after Taliban assault on the key city."
There have been airstrikes in Iraq and this week France has joined other allied forces by extending its mission into Syria reportedly to bomb Islamic State training camps.
How many innocent men, women and children will die in such strikes?
Will they be classed as collateral damage, worth it to hit Islamic State? Will any such deaths simply help breed more terrorists and hate?
World war three may not have been declared but can you truly say the world is at peace?
Seems we have learned nothing after years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that instability which has followed the removal of leaders such as Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and Colonel Gaddafi, Libya, has taught us nothing.
"If Kerry McCarthy, the patron of the Vegan Society and League Against Cruel Sports vice-president, can be shadow Environment spokesman why can’t Neil Parish, a farmer and MP for Tiverton and Honiton, be Defra Secretary?” Mr Foster asked.
Yes it is a class and ethics war at the grassroots.
McCarthy was appointed shadow Environment spokesperson last week and the Countryside Alliance was quick to cry foul.
But as shadow minister McCarthy does not have the same clout as a Tory government environment boss.
Does it pain Mr Foster so much to know that a person with animal well-being at heart is in a key shadow cabinet role that may help ease animal suffering?
The Tories failed soon after the May election to 'relax' the hunting ban in England. In true coward style they opted to pull the plug on a Common's vote when they knew they would be defeated.
Instead they put a return to the hunting days of old on the back-burner to re-heat at a later date.
That means at least for now that the Tories have failed to fulfil an election promise to the hunting fraternity.
But the Countryside Alliance will continue to push for its perceived just rewards for helping the Tories to election success in May 2015; the Tories will do what they can to oblige.
Immediately post May 7, 2015, the knives were out. Tory priorities in the days following their election win said it all; overturning the hunting ban, slashing welfare budgets, doing nothing to ease the homeless crisis in the UK, easing inheritance and corporation tax to help the few and dividing the country further between old and young, north and south, countryside and city.
The right-wing has made a good living out of divide and conquer and that has not changed.
At least you all know it is about paying the piper and nothing about the good of all, the country or its wildlife.
Western Morning Star
But reading Saturday that conference may decide a shift in policy making, and end the current National Policy Forum to give power over policies to its members and registered supporters, this paid up Labour member has some reservations.
Watching This Week hosted by Andrew Neil Thursday singer Pauline Black was showing her support for Mr Corbyn. But I was left wondering why she is only a £3 Labour supporter and not a fully paid up member of the Labour party. Surely she could afford to pay the slightly higher rate?
But Black like many other affiliated party supporters, who may have a say on Labour policy in the future, is not really a Labour suppporter. She as good as said she is only supporting the party under Corbyn's leadership; she was openly hostile to veteran Labour MP, Alan Johnson, my constituency MP, who was also on the show.
Like many Corbynites she viewed Johnson as a 'Blairite' and that is used as a derogatory term; non-Corbyn supporters tend to be called 'blue Labour'. (That infers the person is really a Conservative)
So would I be happy for £3 supporeters to have a big say in Labour policies? No I would not.
There is democracy and then there is stupidity.
The Tories will hold their party conference after Labour and they will be on the attack.
How Mr Corbyn and Labour perform at conference could have an impact on Tory austerity and plans and 2016 elections.
If Labour look rag taggle the Tories will lap it up.
Mr Corbyn was not my choice for Labour leader but as a member of the party he gets my support. BBC News reports;
The [policy making overhaul] announcement is to be made by Angela Eagle, the current chair of Labour's Policy Forum, and would be the first official step to a way of opening up politics, they add.
Tell us what we don't know; it is not rocket science is it?
People will conclude that as usual it is not about what is best for the country and its people but more about 'Tory fat friends'.
Since Cameron gave fracking the green light, during his time in coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, the Tories have been pushing for fracking to begin in earnest.
The UK energy industry is in a pickle since privatisation under earlier Tory governments but Cameron's choice of new energy development stinks.
Fracking may suit the USA but it is a vast country that has 'spare land'. The UK is made up of small islands, a large population and every bit of the country is or should be precious.
In reality that should be true of all countries including the USA but you get the point.
The latest terrible fracking news is that the British government has approved fracking licences for Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire and other sensitive areas of land.
Bempton Cliffs are to the north of Bridlington a traditional British seaside resort.
These cliffs however are extra special. Here is how the RSPB describe Bempton Cliffs and the reserve;
The best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds!
The latest round of fracking licences issued in the UK threaten the environment, wildlife and more; they will also damage the legacy we leave the next generation. Below is from a petition titled "Say no to oil and gas drilling in our most precious wildlife habitats";
This is a nightmare. The Tories just approved gas fracking licenses for over 10,000 hectares in over 300 sensitive wildlife habitat sites it promised to protect. That includes Bempton Cliffs, one of the largest seabird colonies in Europe.