WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- It's a product you can find in most homes, you can buy it at your corner pharmacy and now you might need ID just to purchase it.
We are talking about Acetone or nail polish remover. A national chain is now implementing a rule that you need ID to buy it.
A CVS in Waterford now requires proper ID when buying nail polish remover and you have to be 18.
"She's sixteen so she's not very happy about it. She uses nail polish quite a bit. So she's not very happy about not being able to purchase it by herself," said Stacy Verespie, Waterford.
The reason for the stricter control is that acetone, the key ingredient in nail polish remover, can be used to produce methamphetamine or crystal meth.
"That's a good decision but unless it comes from some regulatory authorities, the problem is you can buy acetone any place else, you don't have to buy it from CVS," said Nagy Wassef, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.
The one thing you do not see on these shelves is Sudafed and that's because a few years ago, there was also concern about the misuse of that drug. So there and many other places they now keep the Sudafed behind the counter.
"If you leave it on the shelf and somebody really needs it, and doesn't have an ID or does not want to show and the ID, they will just pocket it which is very simple," said Wassaf.
Nagy Wassef wonders if CVS will have to secure this stuff too. He doesn't think others will do the same.
"Especially in the hardware stores. You can buy much bigger volume for much lower prices," said Wassaf.
Since this policy just rolled out it may be a while before we see if it affects the overall sales of nail polish remover at CVS stores.
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