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.