By charging big polluters and reinvesting in New Brunswick’s citizens, the Climate Action Incentive is a great way to ensure it is no longer “free” to pollute in Canada while providing some much-needed relief to New Brunswick families and individuals. This is also excellent news for people concerned about air quality, lung health, and those living with lung disease. Air pollution is a major risk factor for lung disease, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cutting down on air pollution is crucial for improving lung health and reducing the risk of developing lung diseases.

The move to reduce air pollution in New Brunswick by charging polluters and giving rebates to residents will not only help fight climate change but also improve air quality and protect the health of residents, including those living with lung disease. By reducing air pollution, people living with lung disease will experience fewer symptoms, fewer hospital visits, and better overall health outcomes.

We welcome this step forward in protecting the health of Canadians and safeguarding the environment, and we will continue to advocate for further measures to improve air quality and improve the lives of New Brunswickers living with lung disease. To learn more about the Climate Action Incentive, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.