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CVS to Check Identification for Purchases of Nail Polish Remover

(WGGB) — Fixing a chipped manicure could soon be getting a little bit harder.

CVS is planning to start checking ID’s for the sale of nail polish remover.

It’s a policy that started in Rhode Island, but is set to go take effect at all 7,500 CVS locations.

According to the pharmacy, one of the main ingredients in nail polish is also a key ingredient in methamphetamine, an illegal drug that can be made at home.

“I think they should do that. I think they should take these precautions to make sure our kids our safe, or anyone else,” says Thomas Lavoie of Amherst.

Ken Schaub of Springfield adds, “I don’t think it will be very effective. I mean, if they just want to make some kind of statement, and I guess that’s what it’s about. I don’t see how that’s going to change anything.”

In a statement, CVS spokesperson Mike Deangelis says, in part, “This policy is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone. We are continuing to review this policy to balance our appropriate compliance with regulations with ensuring convenient service to our customers.”

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