Woolworths customers shocked after noticing a major change - but the ... trends now
Woolworths shoppers have filmed their shock in discovering an essential toiletry item is now under lock and key at their local store.
Shelves of deodorant are now locked in a glass cabinet, which has a button to request staff assistance.
The initiative is in response to fears about 'chroming', which involves ingesting solvents and household chemical items such as chrome-based paint, deodorant and bug spray to get high.
The alarming trend has tragically claimed the lives of more than a dozen young Aussies since 2009.
Deodorants at the Woolworths Goodna store near Ipswich are now under lock and key
Shopper Jono branded Queensland as 'the nanny state' after spotting the new initiative at his local store.
'Just at the local Woolies and they've actually got a cabinet that you need to press a button for assistance to be able to access some deodorant,' he explained on TikTok.
'Now the chroming crisis in Australia must be bloody ridiculous for them to put in a security cabinet to lock this off.'
Viewers were shocked to learn it was at a store near Brisbane.
'What the hell! What side of Brisbane? I haven’t seen it yet!' one woman commented.
Another added: 'I'd just go to another shop to buy deodorant. They can just lose the money.'
Others were more shocked about the price of deodorant with some priced almost $10 a can as the cost of living crisis worsens.
'The fact that you can go to Bunnings and buy a fold out camping chair for cheaper than a can of deodorant is