CVS Requiring ID To Buy Nail Polish Remover

By: CBS News Copy Email
By: CBS News Copy Email
Another common drug store product is getting harder to buy.

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Another common drug store product is getting harder to buy.

Now you will have to show ID to buy nail polish remover at CVS drug stores, thanks to a new corporate policy.

And at some CVS stores, sales of the product will be restricted to people 18 and older.

The reason behind the new policy is the nail polish remover in question contains acetone, an ingredient used to make meth.

CVS says the stores with the age restrictions are in Hawaii, Illinois and Ohio.


CBS News Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There’s a new policy at several pharmacy stores catching shoppers off guard, they’re getting carded for buying nail polish remover.

Some CVS Pharmacy stores in Pittsburgh are now carding people under the age of 18 who buy nail polish remover.

The nail polish remover contains acetone, which is also used to make methamphetamine.

CVS tells KDKA some of their stores began requiring I.D. a couple weeks ago.

“A lot of people polish their nails under the age of 18, so that could be very inconvenient for them,” one shopper said.

CVS says it’s a store policy, and that the store is in the process of implementing the policy nationwide.


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