I know that sentences like "It is done", "She could be heard" are right, because it conforms to passive voice rules. So, I have compared "Smokers should be got rid of" with such examples. It seems to me to be right, because here I have used past participle form of the verb "get", but I am not sure if I have put the last preposition in right place. On the whole, it appears to me to be weird. Is this sentence correct at all?
It's perfectly good. Some would not approve of it in writing, mostly because of the colloquial phrase "get rid of".
[A few dinosaurs still object to the preposition at the end, but that so-called rule was nonsense when it was invented, and is now mostly recognised as nonsense].
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