Reason Cigarettes Alcohol Opium Cannabis
  No. % No. % No. % No. %
Would cause trouble with parent(s) 24 23.5 21 20.6 20 19.6 7 6.9
Would cause trouble with teacher 10 9.8 7 6.9 7 6.9 7 6.9
Would cause trouble with police 13 12.7 13 12.7 13 12.7 14 13.7
Would lose your close friends 15 14.7 14 13.7 13 12.7 15 14.7
Would get a bad reputation 16 15.7 14 13.7 13 12.7 14 13.7
Would feel ashamed, lose self-respect 23 22.5 21 20.6 21 20.6 23 22.5
Is against your religion 60 58.8 65 63.7 58 56.9 64 62.7
Would interfere with school work 15 14.7 15 14.7 12 11.8 14 13.7
Would affect performance in sports 7 6.9 7 6.9 5 4.9 6 5.9
Would seriously damage your health 50 49 52 51 50 49 51 50
You might become addicted 23 22.5 20 19.6 19 18.6 20 19.6
You might do “crazy” things, go mad 18 17.6 19 18.6 17 16.7 18 17.6
Cannot afford it 6 5.9 5 4.9 6 5.9 6 5.9
Not interested in using it 42 41.2 45 44.1 46 45.1 46 45.1
Respondents were allowed to list more than one answer
Table 1: Reasons why students did not try substances.
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