Tobacco plant (Nicotiana spp.; Family: Solanaceae) carries in its leaves an alkaloid called nicotine, which is responsible for different pathophysiological changes in the body and develops a tolerance to its own action with repeated use as well. Tobacco users can quickly become dependent on nicotine and suffer physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms like irritability, nervousness, headaches of nicotine. Its use is one of the greatest challenges to public health and the largest preventable cause of premature deaths. 

Tobacco leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. It consequences approximately eight million deaths every year. Among these deaths, more than 1.2 million occur in non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke. Bangladesh is one of the largest tobacco-consuming countries in the world, where an estimated 46 million adults were users of different tobacco products.

Tobacco product use is started and established primarily during adolescence.  In educational institutes, permitting staff to smoke was significantly positively associated with students' daily tobacco use and negatively with their disapproval of tobacco use. Schools are particularly important and considered to be the best places where students' tobacco use can be targeted. Schools represent a key environment where prevention and control strategies can be implemented. Surprisingly, a few published integration reports are available focused on the specific trends and factors cause of tobacco using at school campuses and school smoking policies.

In Bangladesh, a better understanding of the main factors that affect students' tobacco habits in other environments would be useful for policy formulation in tobacco control programs. Though “Authorized Officer” namely Upazilla Nirbahi Officer or Upazilla Health and Family Planning Officer operate some anti-tobacco programs by following in section 2 of the Smoking And Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005 [Act no. 11 of 2005; (Amendment) Act, 2013.], the actual factors for tobacco addiction and proper implementation of educational institutions particularly school smoking policies are ambiguous. Therefore, the Bangladesh government has an opportunity to control the role of tobacco in educational institute campuses by imposing new or amending the existing tobacco control low.
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