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Tobacco is the single common risk factor for ischemic heart diseases, many types of cancer, chronic respiratory and many other diseases. Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and diseases worldwide. At the initiative of National Professor Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik a common platform of health professional societies and foundations has been formed in the name of United Forum Against Tobacco on 24 May 2010 . Honorable President Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chief patron of this Forum. The member organization of UFAT are National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Society of Medicine, Bangladesh Lung Foundation, Bangladesh Cancer Society and Association of Physicians of Bangladesh