Tobacco: Hot Topic in Cancer Research Panel

Cyclist Lance Armstrong was in Lexington, Ky., today to take part in a White House panel on cancer research.

Tobacco was the focus of the discussion. Organizers acknowledge that hosting the meeting in Kentucky was a big step because it is the leading tobacco producer in the nation. They also said part of the challenge is convincing farmers they can make a living by growing something else.

Recently, Lexington approved a smoking ban in public buildings and some of the panelists are calling for other cities and states to follow suit.