The Northwest Pennsylvania Manufacturers Assocation announced Friday it will file a lawsuit against erie county`s new smoking ban. The Association believes state law and the Clean Air Act give business owners the right to have dominion over their property. The group, which represents 4500 business in the Erie region, recently surveyed members. 62% believe government has no right to restrict smoking in privately owned public places and place of employment... and 57% said the association should actively oppose the newly approved legislation. That`s why the board of governors of the Manufacturers Association voted to actively oppose the ban with a lawsuit.