www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/binge-drinkers-could-protected-liver-20758229 Researchers at the National Institute of Scientific Research at Canada’s University of Quebec have produced some interesting figures on the number of cannabis users who are affected by alcohol-related diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. Heavy drinkers who never touched cannabis had a 90% chance of developing liver problems later in life. But heavy drinkers who were also moderate cannabis smokers, the study found, only had about an 8% chance. Even more dramatically, for heavy drinkers who were also big-time pot smokers the likelihood of liver trouble went down to about 1.4%. The Quebec findings, while only preliminary, are confirmed by similar research from a joint American-Korean team based out of Seoul National University Hospital.