According to science,

coffee may protect the livers of heavy alcohol drinkers. Dr. Arthur Klatsky led a team that reviewed data from more than 100,000 members of one of the nation’s largest health care systems. “The more coffee people reported drinking,” he reports, “the less likely they were to be hospitalized or die [as a result] of liver cirrhosis.”
Did you know? Evelyn Waugh, who lived into his sixties, once conducted an informal study demonstrating that cigar-smoking counteracts the health risks of lounging in bed all day.