NAPLES, Fla - In an attempt to cut down on homemade meth labs, CVS drugs stores are now carding customers trying to buy nail polish remover.
It's a new corporate policy for CVS drug stores. In an attempt to curb the making of meth, customers will be asked to show their ID before they can buy nail polish remover.
"I find it very strange, but I guess that means people are abusing it," says Bonnie Knapp.
Nail polish remover contains acetone, one of the ingredients used to make meth. Some say it's a necessary precaution. "If it's for the safety of the consumers, then yes I am for it because we have to get this under control. Too many people are using this stuff and it's scary," says Cynthia Smith.
CVS said it will also limit the amount of nail polish remover a person can buy while buying other products like Sudafed. CVS says the new corporate move is an effort to cut down on the use of meth across America.
"It really doesn't bother me that much, but for the safety of the consumers, I think it's necessary," says Smith.
Knapp asks, "in this case it helps against drug making, but who are they going to catch with nail polish remover?"
The restrictions go even further. At some CVS stores people under 18 will not be able to buy nail polish remover.