What does 'drag away' mean?

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Nov 28, 2018 20:27
I was reading an article in my English class, and one particular sentence really confused me.
It was a passage about how the author felt about her smoking daughter. And here's the sentence:

There are large advertisement signs directed at them both: the tough, confident or fashionable older man, the beautiful, 'worldly' young woman, both dragging away.

I cannot understand what 'dragging away' means here. And the Internet failed to provide a satisfactory answer. So I hope you will kindly help. Thank you!
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