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  • skye

    Senior Member
    Slovenian
    The text is about a ban on smoking in films. ANd there's one sentence which says that a blanket ban on smoking wouldn't help solve anything.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Ah, that helps!:) In this context, it means a total prohibition on smoking. The public has become concerned about all the cigarette smoking it sees in the movies these days. So, instead of a partial ban (eg. in movies that young children might see), they want a blanket ban (no smoking in any movies whatsoever). Like throwing a blanket over everything.
     
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