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    Actor Seth Rogen, is not alone. Celebrity or not – pandemic pot smokers are on the rise, according to a global survey of 55,000 respondents. Boredom and loneliness are the most frequently cited reasons.

    The same for consuming more alcohol. Take Australia – before the coronavirus arrived, six percent of respondents drank alcohol on a daily basis. That’s surged to over 30 percent during the pandemic.

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    Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

    Rogen began as a stand-up comedian in Vancouver, then moved to Los Angeles for a part in Judd Apatow’s series Freaks and Geeks.

    Rogen made his first movie appearance in Donnie Darko in 2001. He was then cast in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and as the lead in Knocked Up and Funny People. Rogen co-starred as Steve Wozniak in Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic in 2015.

    Rogen and Evan Goldberg co-wrote the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, The Green Hornet, This Is the End, and directed both This Is the End and The Interview; all of which Rogen starred in. He has also done voice work for the films Shrek the Third, Horton Hears a Who!, the Kung Fu Panda film series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Monsters vs. Aliens, Paul, Sausage Party, and Pumbaa in the 2019 version of The Lion King.

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