said by Gone:Successive governments have been elected by public opinion and and the public at large and yet here we are. said by DKS:
This isn't a matter which should be decidied by popular opinion. It's a matter of public health, public policy and taxation and should be decided as such.
Public policy and taxation is determined by the the public at large that elects our leadership. This is an issue that the public at large are widely in favour of, and therefore public policy should reflect the will of that public.