Re: new to hookah
first off, welcome to HP! I would suggest browsing our archive of product reviews. Both video and text. And as far as specific questions go, here's plenty to be gleened from checking past threads via he search option.
I'm not a fan of multi-hose rigs, but most reputable manufacturers produce them. It's all a matter of ehat your looking for.
As w/herbal products, again, I'm no fan but Sallam is one of the better I've heard. Good luck.