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CVS no longer requiring ID to purchase nail polish remover

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On Wednesday, News Three brought you the story on the new CVS policy prohibiting anyone without a valid ID from buying nail polish remover: CVS requires ID to buy nail polish remover

Now, CVS says they have flipped the policy and are no longer checking ID's for the cosmetic item.

The initial policy required identification because the top ingredient is acetone, which is used to make methamphetamine, commonly known as "crystal meth."

"After thoroughly reviewing our policies for the sale of products that contain acetone, in most states we will no longer require customers to present an ID to purchase these products, including nail polish remover. Our stores will be notified about this change by the end of the day today and it will take effect beginning tomorrow," said Mike DeAngelis, CVS' Director of Public Relations, in an e-mail to News Three.

CVS also made an announcement on their Facebook page Wednesday evening:

"We want to thank all of our fans who have shared their thoughts on our policies for the sale of nail polish removers that contain acetone, which is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. After a thorough review, we are revising our policy to ensure customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business."

This was a corporate policy for CVS so all their stores in our area enforced it. News Three checked with other stores in the Chattahoochee Valley, including Walgreens and Walmart, and they don't have this policy.

Some states have restrictions on sales of acetone, Georgia and Alabama have no restrictions.


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